Careers and Outcomes

Aid the pursuit of justice

A master’s degree in criminology prepares you to succeed at the top of your field. That means a higher salary and greater job potential.

Expand your knowledge base to thwart the problem of crime.

What can you do with a master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice?

Lead. Administer. Research. Continue your education even more.

You can advance your career in a wide range of settings.


  • Counter-terrorism
  • Homeland security analyst
  • Insurance fraud investigator
  • Intelligence agent
  • Private investigator

Law enforcement

  • Federal, state and local law enforcement
  • Federal, state and county probation and parole
  • Federal and state prisons
  • FBI Agent
  • Police officer (lieutenant, captain, sergeant)
  • Immigration and customs enforcement
  • Corrections warden

Social work

  • Child victim advocacy
  • Juvenile justice organizations
  • Domestic violence court coordinator
  • Societal re-entry specialist
  • Youth specialist


  • Public policy analyst
  • Professor
  • Security consultant

Continuing your education

Not ready for the workforce just yet? A master’s degree in criminology also sets you up for law school or a doctoral program.