Top Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Masters degree Programs - 2023

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration programs prepare individuals to apply theories and practices of organization management and criminal justice to the administration of public law enforcement agencies and operations. Includes instruction in law enforcement history and theory, operational command leadership, administration of public police organizations, labor relations, incident response strategies, legal and regulatory responsibilities, budgeting, public relations, and organizational leadership.

For all the 29,678 degrees granted in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration per year, the majority of them are Bachelors degree. Out of the 2,791 students graduating with degrees at the Masters degree level in the US, 47% percent identify as men and 53% percent identify as women. While students at schools all over the US study Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Arizona has the most graduates. The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration is $40,800.

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2,791
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1,312
Total Females
1,479

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  • Total Masters degree

    2,791

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See where Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration is the most popular major in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Top Colleges for Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

If you’re thinking about majoring in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, then you should consider these top colleges, including the University of San Diego, Salve Regina University and CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The University of San Diego is our best ranked institution for a degree in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration with 131 students graduating with this major annually at the Masters degree level. Learn more about college options in the table below.

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Careers for Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Majors

Majoring in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, your experience can be applied to different careers. Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration majors go on to pursue jobs including First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary which are in high demand. Some of the jobs with the highest salary for Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration majors include First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary .

Top Paying Careers for Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  1. First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives   (Median Wage: $99,330)
  2. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary   (Median Wage: $64,600)

Most in Demand Careers for Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  1. First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
  2. Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Teachers, Postsecondary
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