Message from Dean James J. Ness, Ph.D.


Welcome to the University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security, where our degree programs are designed to help you develop management and leadership skills in the field of Criminal Justice and Security. Our unique learning culture bridges the gap between theory and practice, preparing you to apply your new knowledge and skills on the job.

As a student, you'll learn in a personal, small-class format taught by distinguished and seasoned practitioners in the field of criminal justice and security who hold master's or doctoral-level degrees and bring their valuable, real-world experiences directly to the classroom. Our 1,000-member faculty includes chiefs of police, district attorneys, wardens, probation officers, sheriffs, and security executives.

The University of Phoenix College of Criminal Justice and Security offers an interactive, effective learning environment for all students, serving their diverse personal and professional development needs. Our students recognize the quality of education we deliver in the field of criminal justice and security because of our commitment to a culture of continuous innovation and improvement of programs, teaching methods and curriculum.

I hope you continue to follow your vision of a more secure world by becoming a student of the College of Criminal Justice and Security.

Sincerely,

Dean James J. Ness, Ph.D.

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