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Criminal/Social Justice Jobs: Career and Salary Outlook

Uphold justice and leave a legacy others want to follow.


Social Justice CareersCareers in criminal and social justice are highly rewarding. Lewis University's online Master of Science in Criminal/Social Justice program will prepare you to meet the challenges and become a leader within the field, whether that is in government or law enforcement. When you graduate from the online M.S. in Criminal/Social Justice program, you will become part of a legacy with more than 40 Lewis University alumni who work as police chiefs across the country, including former Secret Service agent Tim McCarthy, police chief of Orland Park, IL. Lewis alumni have also gone on to have careers in the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. This degree program also opens up numerous career opportunities for professionals interested in working within the juvenile justice system.

Leaders in criminal and social justice are on the front line of protecting the nation's safety and are rewarded well for their efforts. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that police chiefs have an annual average salary of $82,710. The average annual salary for detectives and criminal investigators is $79,030, and federal law enforcement employees have an average annual salary of $103,180.

Careers on the Front Line of Justice

When you graduate with your Master's in Criminal/Social Justice from Lewis University, you'll have the opportunity to find a rewarding career as a:

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • CIA Agent
  • Corrections Officer
  • Criminologists
  • Detective
  • FBI Agent
  • Juvenile Probation Officer
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Private Investigator

Lewis University is a member of the Academic Alliance of the FBI National Academy Associates, Inc. The FBINAA is a nonprofit, international organization dedicated to providing the highest degree of law enforcement training, education and information.

Become a Leader in Criminal Justice and Social Change

Discover more about your career opportunities and begin your legacy with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Lewis University. Call (866) 967-7046 to speak with a Graduate Admissions Counselor or click here to request more information.

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