FROM MA AND PHD TO PROFESSOR - Renee Lamphere, MA '07, PhD '12, is an assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of North Carolina - Pembroke. “The focus on teaching is for sure one of the best parts of IUP's PhD program. In addition, I feel that there is also an equally important emphasis on research,” she said.
By earning your graduate degree in Criminology with IUP, you will enable yourself to be considered for promotion within your organization, earn an increase in salary, and be part of the extremely large number of IUP alumni internationally with whom you can network throughout your career. While most positions in the criminal justice field do not require a master’s degree for employment, a master’s degree enhances promotion opportunities and in some cases is even required for promotion.
Graduates of IUP’s MA program work in a variety of areas, including federal, state, and local levels of law enforcement and corrections. Other graduates work for federal and county probation and parole offices, while others work in the area of juvenile justice. Specific employers of IUP alumni include:
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