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Program Requirements

The Master in Criminal Justice 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 Master of Criminal Justice 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.​

Check out the list of available Master of Criminal Justice courses for the semester. 

​​​​​​Here is Callie Rennison one of the talented faculty who teach and help run the Criminal Justice program...


Required Core Courses

In addition to required sociology courses, CU Denver has a set of core university requirements for all undergraduates. These include courses in:

  • CRJU 5001 CJ Systems, Policies & Practices
  • CRJU 5002 Criminological Theory
  • CRJU 5003 Research Methods
  • CRJU 5004 Statistics
  • CRJU 5005 Law & Society

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