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Master of Science/Administration of Justice and Security

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If you’re ready to take the next step in becoming a leader in the world of criminal justice and security, then you’ve come to the right place. The Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security at University of Phoenix focuses on developing leadership and administrative skills. While criminal justice and security are at the center of our master’s degree program, you’ll also study other important areas such as cybercrime, forensics, public policy, profiling and more.

Additionally, our criminal justice and security degree programs are continually updated, ensuring you learn the most current knowledge and skills from our experienced faculty who have a pulse on the world of criminal justice and organizational security.

What you’ll learn

The mission of the Master of Science/Administration of Justice and Security degree program is to provide criminal justice practitioners, pre-service students and second career students with administrative skills required in both public and private sector criminal justice organizations. While distinctions between the roles of justice and security organizations are understood, the degree emphasizes an understanding of administrative responsibilities common to both disciplines. Consistent with the University of Phoenix Mission Statement, and focuses on organizational productivity, leadership, and providing quality service in criminal justice organizations and the community are stressed. The degree provides students with administrative program and policy development and problem solving skills that blend industry theory with best practices and practical application. This degree should be of particular interest to criminal justice practitioners, pre-service students and second career students seeking executive, management, promotional or transitional opportunities in the management of police, corrections, court operations, and security organizations.

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The College of Security and Criminal Justice

The College of Security and Criminal Justice was created to provide degree programs that give students a deeper understanding of security and criminal justice 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 security and criminal justice fields.