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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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  • 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:

Skill Survey Top 10 Institution Career Readiness Awards

We’re Committed to Your Success

In the 2021 SkillSurvey Career Readiness® rankings, CSP Global was ranked in the Top 10 “Career Ready” Institutions and Top 10 “Career Ready” Feedback for First-Generation College Students. The SkillSurvey rankings reflect over 170 partner institutions whose students received evaluator ratings following an internship, co-op, or other work-related experience.

Support Beyond Your Graduation Date

In addition to the high-quality education you’ll receive at CSP Global, 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 94.5% of CSP Global graduates receive job offers within one year of graduation.

Job & Internship Board

Handshake is CSP Global’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.

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 Global’s current and former students.

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.

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.