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Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security with a concentration in Law Enforcement Organizations

Throughout your career in law enforcement, you’ve seen opportunities to do things better. Put yourself in a position to make change happen by earning a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security with a concentration in Law Enforcement. 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 Law Enforcement.

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

 

The Master of Science/Administration of Justice and Security degree provides the required knowledge for the student to develop competence in administering criminal justice or security programs. While distinctions between the roles of justice and security organizations are understood, the degree emphasizes an understanding of administrative responsibilities common to both disciplines. The value of cooperative interaction is also addressed. The degree provides the student with administrative program development and problem solving skills in preparation for promotional or transitional opportunities in the management of police, corrections, security or court operations.

 
 

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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.

Core courses

Individual courses are also available.

When you need graduate-level college credit for continuing education or professional development requirements, consider enrolling in an individual course. Many of the same courses offered in our degree programs are also available for individual enrollment. It's great way to "test-drive" the University and get all the same services and support we offer in our degree programs.

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Scholarships pay for tuition-related expenses and don't need to be paid back. Your advisor can help you find scholarships that you may be eligible for.

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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

At University of Phoenix, you can apply your Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty, or your Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve benefits to your educational costs.

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.

  • Interactive simulations

    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.

  • Industry alliances

    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.

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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.

Updated curriculum

Courses are typically reviewed every 18 months, and new programs are developed based on the pressing demands within the criminal justice and security fields.