Graduates of the program will be well-prepared for a number of occupations across an array of areas, including law enforcement, courts, corrections, and probation. Possible job titles include:

  • Border patrol agent
  • Customs agent
  • Deputy sheriff
  • Detective
  • Gang crimes investigator
  • Narcotics officer
  • Private investigator
  • Undercover operative
  • Background investigator
  • Federal probation officer
  • Federal pretrial service officer
  • Sentencing analyst
  • Victim restitution professional
  • Correctional administrator
  • Parole officer
  • Pre-Trial Investigator (PSI)
  • Placement officer
  • Probation officer
  • Deputy U.S. marshal
  • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officer
  • Federal protection service officer

Learn more about the career outlook for graduates with a MS in Criminal Justice.

Career positions may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.


Seth Barnett

Seth Barnett

MPA Graduate
Walden University allows me to gain the skills I need to grow as a professional and the credentials to make more positive social changes in my community. That’s why I am continuing my education at Walden University by enrolling in the PhD in Criminal Justice program.
I wish to pursue a PhD in Public Policy and Administration. It will be very beneficial to me because I can complete the program faster than normal based on my academic achievements in the same department.
I have been using my degree to write grants to help special needs children in my community.
Cathy Logan-Davis BS/MS in Criminal Justice Graduate / PhD in Criminal Justice Student
Gabirel Takang MPA Graduate
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Elizabeth Brown MPA Graduate
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