Criminal Justice, Master | Online (optional) | University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) | Colorado Springs, United States
18 months
Duration
15464 USD/year
15464 USD/year
7746 USD/year
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About

The Master of Criminal Justice program from University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is designed for students interested in comprehensive professional graduate education in the field of criminal justice.

Overview

The Criminal Justice program from University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is intended to develop in the student a fundamental understanding of the basic fields within criminal justice and of background material from supporting disciplines which would enable the student to adapt to many operational specializations.

As an academic and professional field of study, this program is dedicated to preparing men and women not only to administer the system as it presently exists but also to evaluate, to analyze and to change--to become pioneers in accelerating the shaping of a rational and responsive criminal justice system. The program's balanced theoretical and practical mix fully prepares individuals for the complex challenges facing today's public leaders in the state, region, and nation.

What you'll study

The MCJ program provides an interdisciplinary perspective on crime and the criminal justice system. It focuses on law enforcement, the judiciary, correctional systems, juvenile justice, and the formulation of laws and codes. Individual courses focus on personnel and financial administration, systems analysis, policy analysis, organizational theory and behavior, and program development within the criminal justice system.

Students pursuing professional careers will gain a deep understanding of theory and its applications. Students aspiring to research careers or doctoral work will acquire a strong foundation in criminology and criminal justice research.

The MCJ program is flexible, allowing students to design an individualized course of study.

MCJ Mission Statement

The MCJ program provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the study of crime and the criminal justice system. It focuses on criminal offending and victimization, law enforcement, the judiciary, correctional systems, juvenile justice, and the formulation of laws and codes. Individual courses explore the dynamic of criminality and victimization, systems analysis, policy analysis, organizational theory and behavior, and program development within the criminal justice system. 

Students pursuing professional careers will gain an understanding of theory and its applications in practices. Students aspiring to research careers or doctoral work will acquire a strong foundation in criminology and criminal justice research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Criminal Justice Systems, Policy and Practice 
  • Criminological Theory 
  • Research Methods 
  • Violence 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Credits

36 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Graduate School Application, which includes a written statement indicating educational and career goals
  • Non-refundable $60 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions
  • Contact information (name and email address) for two recommendations from qualified references that establish the applicant’s qualifications for graduate work.. Recommendations may be from professors, employers, and/or others who are acquainted with the prospective student's professional and/or academic work.
  • Students should have a 3.00 (or better) undergraduate grade point average for admission into the MCJ program.
  • Current resume
  • All English as Second Language (ESL) applicants are required to meet a minimum standard of English proficiency for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7732 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    15464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7732 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    7746 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3873 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Colorado Springs

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Financing

Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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