Discover Challenging Careers in Criminal Justice

Careers in criminal justice are available due to increased emphasis on domestic security, terrorism and crime prevention. Graduates may also find career opportunities in social service settings like detention and rehabilitation centers and halfway houses where knowledge of criminal justice practices helps provide these valuable community resources. Earning your Master of Criminal Justice degree helps set the stage for a leadership role and meaningful work in the legal field, corrections, corporate security and crime prevention, juvenile justice, homeland security and more.

Your Master’s Degree can help you specialize in management positions requiring formal knowledge of criminology, crime research and victim interviewing, criminal investigation, public policy, private security management and many other exciting topics.

  • $66,420Median Pay
  • The U.S. Dept. of Labor reports an annual median salary of $66,420 for occupations requiring a master's degree.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

Master your future. Earn your master's degree to prepare for exciting careers in criminal justice. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online today.

SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Projections (April 18, 2016).