Career Opportunities

Careers in criminal justice leadership are challenging and rewarding. The criminal justice system employs nearly two million people across the nation and is made up of multiple aspects including, law enforcement, corrections, the court system, probation and parole.

A master’s degree in justice, policy and leadership can help you gain the management, communication and budgeting skills needed to make your mark in criminal justice leadership and influence policy makers. Graduates are prepared for career advancement and to take on leadership roles within community organizations that promote diversity and support the equitable treatment and human rights of all people.

Job opportunities include:

  • Police administration
  • Police chief
  • Correctional administration
  • Prison warden
  • Caseworker
  • Counselor
  • Federal agents
  • Policy  analysts
  • Victim’s advocate
  • Change activist

Recent graduates are employed by:

  • Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Probation & Parole (state and federal levels)
  • American Probation & Parole Association
  • KY State Police