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Master's in Criminal Justice Career Opportunities

The Master's of Science in Criminal Justice at UL Lafayette provides a diverse skill set for a variety of jobs, whether inside or outside the criminal justice system. Our graduate program in criminal justice can give you a competitive edge in most careers by training you to analyze policy, apply theories of criminal behavior, and gain insight into the complex issues surrounding policing, courts, and corrections.

These skills, in addition to proficiency in data gathering, analysis, and reporting, can be applied to virtually any career in the social science field.

Potential jobs and careers for master's in criminal science graduates include:

  • Air Marshal
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • CIA Analyst/Officer
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist/Youth Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • DEA Agent
  • Emergency Management
  • Probation Officer/Juvenile Probation Officer
  • Victims’ Advocate
  • College Instructor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Research and Statistics Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Mental Health Caseworker
  • Social Service Specialist
  • Administration
  • Law Enforcement
  • Program Evaluator
  • Statistician

The Office of Career Services is a division of Student Affairs and provides services to UL Lafayette students and alumni in career planning, development, and job-seeking strategies. They are the major link between students/alumni and potential employers. USA Jobs is another great place to look for career opportunities in the Criminal Justice Field.