Online Master's in Criminal Justice
Master of Science in Criminal Justice - General
Are you looking to advance your knowledge of law enforcement, corrections and the court systems? Career opportunities in the criminal justice field continue to rise, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 CTU’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a general track is designed to provide you with the opportunity to develop the leadership skills essential to policy development, planning and decision making in the criminal justice system. This versatile program focuses on criminal justice policy, leadership, ethical decision making, terrorism and Homeland Security management. Examine the current discipline of criminology, which includes victimology, crime prevention, juvenile justice, and other issues.
For the sixth year in a row, CTU ranked among the Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs by U.S. News & World Report.*
* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 best online programs.
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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
- February 16, 2021
- March 30, 2021
- May 11, 2021
- Colorado Springs
- Denver South
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The Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) is a 48-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program is designed to help criminal justice practitioners explore current trends in the areas of corrections, law enforcement, and criminology in order to advance their policy development, planning, and decision making skills in the criminal justice field.
This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
The mission of the College of Security Studies is to offer degrees in criminal justice, homeland security, and cybersecurity to create the professionals that will address issues these fields are facing today and likely to confront tomorrow. The College anticipates industry and enterprise trends that have significant societal impact in order to provide diverse programs that cultivate professional competencies, critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, and cultural sensitivity to promote social justice and global security.
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4 CJUS600 Advanced Review of Criminal Justice 4 CJUS615 Criminology and Public Policy 4 CJUS625 Issues of Diversity in Criminal Justice 4 CJUS650 Terrorism and Homeland Security Management 4 CJUS675 Special Topics in Criminal Justice 4 PA605 Graduate Research Methods for Public Administration 4 Total Credit Hours: 28
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours CJUS620 Court Services Management 4 CJUS630 Law Enforcement Management 4 CJUS640 Corrections Management 4 CJUS685 Graduate Criminal Justice Capstone 4 HRMT645 Operational Human Resource Management 4 Total Credit Hours: 20
Total Credit Hours: 48
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1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/protective-service/police-and-detectives.htm; https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/probation-officers-and-correctional-treatment-specialists.htm