The University of Colorado Denver's Criminal Justice degree will help develop your leadership skills in the field of criminal justice, and hone your problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Whether you are seeking to advance your career, change fields (from the corporate world to public service), or continue your education in an increasingly competitive job market, this CU Denver program will help you achieve your goals.
The MCJ requires a minimum of 36 graduate semester hours.
- You'll complete a core sequence of 5 core courses providing a firm foundation in theory, practice and research methods associated with U.S criminal law and justice.
- If you don't have previous criminal justice experience, you'll be required to complete a 3 credit hour internship with local, state, or federal criminal justice or juvenile justice as part of your MCJ program.
- You'll complete the program with either a traditional 3-6 credit hour thesis, or a 3 credit hour field based final capstone project.