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M.S. in Criminal Justice

What can I do with this degree?

Related Industries and Career Titles

Search for position titles within multiple career industries.​

Possible Position Titles

  • CIA Analyst
  • Case Manager
  • Correctional Officer
  • Crime Scene Technician
  • DEA Agent
  • Emergency Management Director
  • FBI Agent
  • Forensic Interviewer
  • Game Warden
  • Police Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • ICE Agent
  • Juvenile Probation Officer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Victims’ Advocate


  • Business Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Community Relations
  • Corrections (City, State & Federal)
  • Court Systems
  • Forensics
  • Education, Gov't. & Non Profit
  • Human Resources Intelligence
  • Investigative Agencies
  • Law Enforcement (City, State & Federal)
  • Market Research
  • Medical Facilities
  • Retail Loss Prevention

Professional Organizations

Affiliate yourself with groups to network and learn about the field

  • Professional Society of Criminal Justice Students (active chapter at UHD)
  • ​Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society (active chapter at UHD)
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Correctional Association

What is a Master of Science in Criminal Justice?

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is designed to prepare graduates of the program to provide leadership, critical thinking, and knowledge in the areas of criminological theory, program evaluation, and criminal justice administration. The curriculum provides for the development of skills in criminal justice planning, implementation, and evaluation to ensure that the management and administration of the criminal justice system is effective, efficient, and responsive to the needs of the community. Research methods and statistical analysis are also central elements in the curriculum.​

Community Partnerships

Research local organizations that may offer field experiences/internships to students pursuing a Criminal Justice degree.

For students currently employed, consider opportunities within your organization or business by approaching your employer directly.

Last updated 3/24/2022 9:38 AM