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What Can I Do With A Criminal Justice Degree?


Our master’s in criminal justice administration is ideal for those interested in the advanced study of criminal justice principles, concepts, and practices focusing on supervision, management, and administration of criminal justice agencies. Subjects covered in the program are intended to develop a skill set that increases competency and prepares students to advance their careers in the criminal justice profession. Students graduate ready to apply theories related to:

  • Criminology
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Addictions
  • Psychology 
  • Social Deviance
  • Justice Administration
  • Corrections
  • Homeland Security

A master’s degree prepares students for many challenging but well-paying careers in the criminal justice sector. Graduates often pursue work in various sub-fields at the local, state, and federal level. Popular careers include:

  • Police Officer
  • Shift Supervisor
  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Chief of Police
  • Corrections Officer
  • FBI Agent
  • Homeland Security Agent
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Addictions Specialist

One of the highest-paying jobs you could pursue with this degree is in protective services. Protective services include professions like police officers and detectives. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 3% job growth with a median salary of $66,020 per year. Alternatively, you could consider any jobs requiring the foundation of critical thinking and people skills a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration would provide.