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Online Master's in Homeland Security

Master of Science in Criminal Justice - Homeland Security

Interested in criminal justice roles within the realm of homeland security? Colorado Technical University offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a Homeland Security concentration. Analyze issues of law, policy, and society—and explore developing effective strategies to confront issues facing criminal justice practitioners in the real world. Discuss current trends in criminal justice, explore terrorism and Homeland Security management.

In the Homeland Security concentration, review organizational and policy challenges and critical infrastructure protection. You will also have the opportunity to develop insight into the structural, conceptual and intellectual underpinnings and implications of the homeland security project. Examine technology, information sharing, knowledge management and communication system solutions.

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  • October 03, 2023
  • November 14, 2023
  • January 02, 2024




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  • Program Overview

    Effective July 2, 2019, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Colorado Springs and Aurora Campuses.

    The Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Homeland Security is a 48-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program consists of 28 credit hours in the criminal justice core with 20 credit hours dedicated to the homeland security concentration.

    The Homeland Security concentration option is for students in the criminal justice discipline that are focused on pursuing careers/missions within the homeland security realm. The curriculum serves as preparation for students and professionals interested in pursuing criminal justice roles that align or interact with homeland security functions and organizations. The roles of criminal justice agencies and professionals as they relate to homeland security are ever evolving; therefore, this program is designed to help students develop the homeland security knowledge base and skills for policy development, planning and decision making 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 provide engaging instruction and knowledge through public service programs that align with industry relevant standards and cultivate professional competencies, critical-thinking, ethical decision-making, and cultural awareness to promote social justice.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    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
    Courses: Concentration
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    HLS620 Technology Solutions for HLS 4
    HLS630 Organizational and Policy Challenges 4
    HLS640 Vulnerability Analysis and Protection 4
    HLS650 Homeland Security and Government 4
    HLS685 Homeland Security Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

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