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Online MS in Criminal Justice: Career Outlook

An Online Master’s for Career Advancement

100% Online Coursework

Two Capstone Courses

  • Complete your courses 100% online and on your schedule
  • No GRE/GMAT or application fee required for admission
  • Receive guidance from faculty who are experts in the field

Complete Methodist University’s 100% online MS in Criminal Justice to gain a holistic view of the behavior, conditions, and circumstances that produce crime and criminality. Study under the guidance of MU’s faculty to develop a social science perspective on criminal justice and graduate with the skills needed to advance in your career.

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Qualify for Leadership Roles in Criminal Justice

First-Line Supervisor of Police and Detectives1 $98,760 per year

Federal Special Agent2 $3,772 per year

Police Chief3 $77,464 per year

Detective4 $66,020 per year

Lead Efforts to Protect Your Community

Completing Methodist University’s 100% online MS in Criminal Justice will prepare you to advance in the ranks of law enforcement professionals. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in all levels of federal, state, and local correction systems.

With the specialized knowledge you’ll gain under the guidance of MU’s expert faculty, you’ll be ready to pursue leadership positions in criminal justice and guide endeavors to improve and enhance law enforcement efficacy in your community.

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

After completing the MS in Criminal Justice, you will be able to:

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Correctional Practices
  • Cybercrime Practices
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Forensics
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Modern Policing Strategies
  • Research

Ensuring Your Success Beyond Graduation

From the moment you become a student at Methodist University, you’ll have access to the support needed to obtain career readiness skills, internships, employment, and other career opportunities. And you can tap into a wide variety of career services long after you’ve graduated.

Here are just a few examples of what you can expect for career support as a student or alumnus. You can benefit from all of them remotely.

Individual and Group Workshops

Whether you need help with assessing your skills and defining your career goals or want a crash course in job searching, our staff can help.

Career Readiness

MU Career Services is committed to empowering students with career readiness tools. Contact us for details about our signature programs, the MU Career Challenge, and the Senior Seminar Series.

Mock Interviews

Learn how to respond confidently to general and behavioral interview questions while articulating your strengths with mock interviews.

Sources

  1. “Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021 – 33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on October 10, 2022, from “https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes331012.htm.”
  2. “Average Special Agent (Federal) Salary.” Payscale. Retrieved on October 10, 2022, from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Special_Agent_(Federal)/Salary.”
  3. “Average Police Chief Salary.” Payscale. Retrieved on October 10, 2022, from “https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Police_Chief/Salary.”
  4. “Police and Detectives.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on October 10, 2022, from “https://www.bls.gov/ooh/Protective-Service/Police-and-detectives.htm.”
  5. “Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on December 22, 2022 from “https://www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/probation-officers-and-correctional-treatment-specialists.htm.”