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M.A. in Criminal Justice Leadership: Career Outlook

Become a Leader in Your Field

Take the next step toward leadership and advanced roles with your master’s in criminal justice. When you graduate, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and credential needed to excel in law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole, security, or other areas.

First-Line Supervisor/Manager of Police and Detectives


Oversee police officers and detectives. In this role, you’ll lead the department and be responsible for schedules, training, and support of your staff.2

Prison Warden


Manage all activities at a prison. In this role, you’ll serve as the top correctional officer and assume responsibilities across safety and security, policies, staffing, and more.3

Other positions you could qualify for with your master’s in criminal justice degree online:

  • Border patrol supervisor
  • Correctional officer supervisor
  • Criminal investigator
  • Detective
  • Emergency management director
  • FBI agent
  • Loss prevention manager
  • Police chief
  • Police sergeant
  • Security manager
  • Supervising probation officer
  • U.S. Marshall

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By filling out the form, you’ll:

  • Gain access to a dedicated enrollment counselor who is ready to answer all of your questions.
  • Take one more step towards achieving your career goals.

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Program Outcomes: Advance Your Skills and Knowledge in Criminal Justice

In the master’s in criminal justice degree program, you’ll:

Support Beyond Your Graduation Date

In addition to the high-quality education you’ll receive at CSP, you’ll benefit from a wide range of support during your time as a student that will extend throughout your professional journey as an alumnus. That’s part of how 95% of CSP graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation.

Job & Internship Board

Handshake is CSP’s job and internship board and it offers more than 20,000 opportunities to students and alumni. You’ll have an online login to easily stay on top of ways to enhance your career.

Personalized Career Development

Need help with resumes and cover letters, networking, social media, and job searching? From mock interviews to 1:1 phone appointments with a career advisor, you’ll receive the expert assistance you need to achieve your goals.

Job Fairs

More than 600 students and alumni attended various job fairs throughout the year. Get in front of top employers that are eager to connect with CSP’s current and former students.

Even More Forms of Support

The Office of Career Development staff is dedicated to supporting students and alumni on their path to find meaningful work. Including expert services from the office to partnerships with faculty and more, you’ll have several ways to get help and boost your career.