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Careers in Social and Criminal Justice

Apply the knowledge you've gained with your criminal justice degree toward a career in the criminal and social justice field. The US criminal justice system faces unique and unprecedented challenges in the 21st century. As a graduate with this degree, you may be eligible to pursue a position in many different fields including:

  • Local Police
  • State Police
  • Federal Marshal
  • Highway Patrol Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Border Patrol
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Homeland Security and Terrorism Prevention Agent
  • Probation Officer
  • Sheriff's Deputy
  • Private Security Manager

With an MS in Criminal Justice, you may also wish to pursue the following careers:

  • Correctional Officer Supervisor
  • Detective

Successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in criminal justice degree by itself does not lead to licensure or certification in any state, regardless of concentration or specialization. Further, Ashford University does not guarantee that any professional organization will accept a graduate's application to sit for any exam for the purpose of professional certification. Students seeking licensure or certification in a particular profession are strongly encouraged to carefully research the requirements prior to enrollment. Requirements may vary by state. Further, a criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure, certification, or employment in this field of study.

Discover more information about degree programs in criminal justice at Ashford University.