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Master’s in Criminal Justice Career Outlook

The online Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University is designed by working leaders in the Criminal Justice field and offers specializations focused on some of the fastest-growing careers in the country.

Whether your goal is to move up in the ranks of a local or state law enforcement agency, build a successful career within the federal government, or expand your practice as a criminologist, sociologist, prosecutor, parole officer, etc., the online MSCJ program is customized to your needs and taught by men and women who’ve held the positions you desire to obtain.  They  know what it takes to be successful and are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

Below is a sample of some popular Criminal Justice careers and the projected rates of future employment growth and average salaries as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Projected Criminal Justice Job Growth
Percentage growth between 2008-2018*

Career Field % Growth
Criminologists                                                        21%
Private Investigation/Security 22%
Police and Detectives 10%
Federal Law Enforcement 11%

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition

Criminal Justice Salaries
Average annual salary of select Criminal Justice careers*

Job Title Average Salary
Police Chief                                                             $102,250
Criminal Investigator (Federal)    $93,897
Deputy Police Chief $85,521
Customs and Boarder Protection $92,558

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition

To learn more about the online Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University and what it can do for your career, call (866) 758-7670 to speak with an admissions representative, or you can request more information, and we’ll reach out to you.

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