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Online Criminal Justice Master's Career Outlook

Take the Next Step in Your Career and Make a Difference in Your Community

Continuing your education with Anna Maria College’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice program will prepare you to advance your career as a leader in law enforcement, corrections, government administration and more. This program is designed for criminal justice professionals working in the field who are ready to transition to leadership and management roles.

Throughout your master’s degree program, you’ll develop valuable skill sets you can immediately apply in your current position. The insight you gain from our expert instructors and field practitioners will give you the new perspectives you need to take your next professional step. Upon completion, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of lucrative and rewarding careers in criminal justice that make a positive impact in every community.

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Careers With a Master’s in Criminal Justice

Pursuing graduate-level education will help you stand out among other applicants as an expert with the knowledge and experience to lead in a broad range of areas. Possible careers include:

  • Police chief
  • Prison warden
  • Emergency management director
  • Fraud investigator
  • Security manager
  • Special agent

Criminal justice professionals are employed in settings like the court system, corrections, law enforcement and government agencies. Depending on your chosen career path, you could work in:

  • Local, federal or state government offices
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Police departments
  • Prisons
  • Private detective agencies
  • Consulting firms

Criminal Justice Job Outlook: Advance in a Growing Field

Employment for criminal justice professionals is strong, with 51,700 new police and detective jobs projected to be added to the market through 2030 and a median salary of $86,940 for detectives and criminal investigators.1

Annual salary data for other careers in criminal justice is included below:

Fish and game warden2 $58,040 annual salary

Fraud investigator3 $63,208 annual salary

Prison warden4 $90,977 annual salary

Security manager5 $71,154 annual salary

Special agent (federal)6 $88,367 annual salary