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Master's degree

Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security

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18 months

Approximate Program Length

37

Total Credits

$698

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Apr 21, 2021

Discover what it takes to work in management and leadership positions in police, corrections, court operations and security organizations. Our Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security program combines administrative training, policy development and problem-solving skills to prepare you for roles in law enforcement, corporate security and infrastructure security.

You'll learn how to:

  • Lead, communicate and serve with ethics and integrity

  • Demonstrate critical thinking, research and problem-solving techniques

  • Speak, write and collaborate effectively in an interoperative setting.

  • Conduct risk analyses and take steps to mitigate risk

  • Apply program and policy development from a legal, criminal justice and security perspective

Courses

1

Course at a time

6

Weeks per course

8

Courses per year

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security online.

What you'll learn

When you earn your Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security online, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Criminological theory
  • Cybercrime and information systems security
  • Ethics in justice and security
  • Legal issues in justice and security
  • Forensic science and psychological profiling

Program Purpose Statement

The University’s Criminal Justice programs are educational degree programs. For individuals interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement or corrections or as a peace officer with any particular local, state, federal, tribal or international agency, there are numerous additional qualifications (and often disqualifications), depending on the position.

Before enrolling in a Criminal Justice program, potential students are highly encouraged to check with the relevant agency for a complete list of position requirements. The University makes no representations regarding whether any particular University program will qualify a graduate for any such position.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Security?

An MS/AJS can prepare you to be a: 

  • Director, security management
  • Director, corporate security
  • Security director
  • District loss prevention manager
7 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for first-line supervisors of police and detectives is projected to be faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

locked-in tuition

$698

Cost per credit

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

SAVE TIME AND MONEY ON YOUR DEGREE

Credit transfer made easy
Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution. If you have law enforcement training such as Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy training or Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) you can apply to have that experience applied for college credit.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

25

Average years of industry experience

11

Police chiefs

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.