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Lead the way in improving national security
Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security with a concentration in Global and Homeland Security
Day in and day out, you’re confronted with issues that threaten local communities. Leverage your law enforcement experience to play a role in protecting the nation from larger threats and in leading the response to these dangers. Earning a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security with a concentration in Global and Homeland Security may put you on the path to a new career as a command officer, private security director or intelligence analyst. Learn how to work together with other law enforcement agencies to solve problems, and gain the skills you need to manage critical incidents, intelligence, cybercrime and technology while getting a foundation in criminology.
*In Maryland, the Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security has an emphasis in Global and Homeland Security.
Graduates of Criminal Justice and Security programs may need to meet other requirements or qualifications to become a law enforcement, corrections or peace officer at the state, national or international level. Students who are interested in pursuing such professions are encouraged to check with the applicable agencies for a list of requirements.
What you'll learn
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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
Individual courses are also available.
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How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Development of management skills
Unlike many colleges that only teach about the criminal justice system, the College of Criminal Justice and Security at University of Phoenix goes above and beyond by emphasizing management and administration skills as well. By gaining these skills, you’ll not only learn more about the criminal justice system but also you’ll be better equipped to become a leader in the field.
Experience the world of criminal justice through dynamic online interactive simulations. You’ll complete engaging activities, watch videos from criminal justice experts and more while learning important concepts and theories.
A comprehensive education
In addition to studying policing, you’ll learn the foundation of the entire courts and corrections system, which includes prison, probation and parole.
Criminal Justice Honor society
As a student in the College of Criminal Justice and Security, you’ll have the opportunity to become a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society through the Eta Theta Chapter. This is a nationally recognized honors society for students and graduates of esteemed criminal justice and security programs across the nation.
The College of Criminal Justice and Security is consistently building partnerships with reputable criminal justice and security organizations. Recently, the college has become the strategic academic ally of the FBI National Academy Associates and offers four scholarships to FBINAA members. Additionally, the college has an alliance with ASIS International, the premier security association, and offers two ASIS International scholarships.
Is this the right program for you?
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The College of Criminal Justice and Security
The College of Criminal Justice and Security was created to provide degree programs that give students a deeper understanding of criminal justice and security best practices and help you advance your career.
Faculty with years of experience in the field
Our more than 2,200 faculty members have an average of 20 years of experience in the fields they teach and hold leadership positions such as chief of police, warden, security executive, judge, sheriff and more.
Courses are typically reviewed every 18 months, and new programs are developed based on the pressing demands within the criminal justice and security fields.