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Accredited Online Master of Criminal Justice Degree at University of Colorado Denver- CU Online - Denver, CO


The University of Colorado Denver's online Criminal Justice masters degree will help develop your leadership skills in the field of criminal justice/criminology, and hone your problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Whether you are in the criminal justice field and you're looking to advance your career, or change fields (from the corporate world to public service), or continue your education in an increasingly competitive job market, this CU Denver online program will help you achieve your goals.

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CU Denver Criminal Justice Program Requirements

The Master in Criminal Justice online 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.

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