Skip to content

Public Administration Careers in Criminal Justice

Master of Public Administration – Criminal Justice Specialization

Obtain a Position in Government or Law Enforcement Administration

Do you currently work in law enforcement? Are you interested in pursuing a new career serving your community? Whether you’re a practicing or aspiring law enforcement professional, the online Criminal Justice specialization in Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration prepares you for a management or administrative role in law enforcement or the government.

Most people working in criminal justice have at least a bachelor’s degree, while high-ranking officials assuming leadership or management roles almost always possess a master’s degree or higher. Anna Maria College’s Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge needed to pursue the criminal justice career of your dreams.

Request More Information

Complete this form to receive information about coursework, admissions, tuition, and more.

Careers in Public Administration, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice

Top leadership positions are waiting for you at a number of federal, state and local agencies, as well as in the private sector, if you have the right credentials and skills. Anna Maria’s Criminal Justice MPA online program will make you a highly desirable candidate for a wide variety of administrative and management positions in law enforcement and criminal justice.

Criminal justice covers many aspects of law enforcement, so whether you’re interested in working for the federal government, a private detective agency, or your city’s police department, a criminal justice MPA degree from Anna Maria College will prepare you to rise to these roles. Also, since our master’s in public administration degree program is 100% available online, you can obtain a credential that will advance your criminal justice career whenever and wherever it is most convenient for you.

These are just a few of the positions suited for graduates with a Master’s in Public Administration online degree and a Criminal Justice specialization from Anna Maria College:

  • U.S. Marshal
  • Deputy Marshal
  • Chief of Police
  • Customs Agent
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Juvenile Court Counselor
  • Court Administrator
  • Victims Services Specialist
  • Probation Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Community Service Managers
  • Prison Warden

High-Level Departments Require Criminal Justice Knowledge

Criminal justice professionals are employed in many different settings and have responsibilities that range from investigating crimes and pursuing criminals to supporting officers and field agents through administrative tasks. Whether your wish is to serve on the front lines as a law enforcement officer or oversee the administration of criminal justice in your community, there are a wide range of career paths you can pursue through a large number of private security departments and government law enforcement agencies.

Criminal justice graduates can find employment in such places as:

  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • State and national parks
  • State and federal prisons, local corrections facilities
  • Private security corporations and protective service
  • Risk management/assessment companies
  • Private investigative services
  • Border patrol
  • U.S. Customs
  • Child protective services

Learn More About the Career Outlook for Your Chosen Specialization

This master’s degree offers a variety of career-focused specializations that deliver nuanced skills that belong to a particular area of emphasis. You can explore career options with above-average salaries and growth rates for the different specializations by clicking on the below links.

Back to main career page