Master of Criminal Justice
University of Colorado Denver

Program Details

The online Master of Criminal Justice program is designed for individuals preparing for careers in the criminal justice field in a variety of areas including law enforcement, corrections, juvenile justice, hate crimes, and more.  The interdisciplinary curriculum teaches students about criminology and the criminal justice system while focusing on law enforcement, the judiciary, correctional systems, juvenile justice, and the formulation of laws and codes.  Students have the option of choosing a concentration.  Available concentrations include:

  • Crime Analyst
  • Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Nonprofit Organizations


  • Baccalaureate degree from a college or university of accredited standing, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Two sets of official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
  • Three recommendations from qualified references
  • Applicants are required to take the GRE, the GMAT or the LSAT unless they meet the requirements for waiver (waiver may be granted if the applicant already has a graduate degree in another field from an accredited institution or if they have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better and they have significant post-baccalaureate professional employment in management or policymaking positions for a minimum of 7 years or the equivalent)
  • Current resume
  • Essay stating educational and career goals

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission