Criminal Justice Master's Degree FAQs

Criminal Justice Master's Degree FAQs

Questions About CCU's Criminal Justice Master's Program

Are you interested in earning your master's degree in Criminal Justice? Find frequently asked questions about CCU's MSCJ program below. For additional questions, please contact an enrollment counselor today!

How many credit hours is the Criminal Justice master's degree and how long does it take to complete?

The M.S. in Criminal Justice program is 36 credit hours and can be completed in as little as 15 months with full-time study, or take up to four years to complete. See the M.S. Criminal Justice Curriculum page for additional information.

Is CCU's Master of Science in Criminal Justice program accredited?

All of Colorado Christian University's programs are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Visit our Accreditation site for details.

Are there any prerequisites?

All applicants to the MSCJ program must complete prerequisites in statistics. This course is required for students who intend to enroll in CCU's MSCJ program. Students can enroll in the MSCJ program and begin to take classes, however must demonstrate completion of the prerequisite courses by submitting the transcript showing proof of completion to the registrar's office before taking the requisite course. See M.S. in Criminal Justice Prerequisites for details.

How much does the program cost?

View current tuition and fees for the Master of Criminal Justice program.

Is financial aid available?

See our Financial Aid site for detailed information about financial aid and payment options for graduate students. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are also encouraged to check with your employer about additional tuition benefits that may be available through your company.

What is the program format?

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program can be completed online only. Each course is typically taken over a five-week time period. See M.S. Criminal Justice Curriculum for additional information about the program format and curriculum.

How is the online format different from a traditional classroom-based format?

The CCU Master of Science in Criminal Justice (MSCJ) curriculum includes 12 courses designed to develop effective, ethical criminal justice leaders. For online courses, CCU students utilize Blackboard Learn, a leading solution in electronic education, to participate in Master of Science in Criminal Justice classes that blend the latest in eLearning technology with the latest business theory and practice. Students attend classes electronically, do research using the Internet, exchange e-mail, and participate in online discussions. Even assignments and tests are submitted online.

Where is the program offered?

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is offered online only.

What career opportunities are available for graduates of the M.S. in Criminal Justice program?

Graduates can expect careers as functioning professionals as well as command-level personnel in law enforcement, corrections, criminal investigations, forensics, and other areas of criminal justice.

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