Professional Outcomes in Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • Renee Lamphere at her desk

    TAUGHT TO TEACH - Renee Lamphere '12 PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke. "I feel that taking teaching methods courses (at IUP) and participating in the mentoring program really prepared me to be a professor," she said.

    Perfectly Prepared for Your Ideal Position in Criminology

    As a master’s graduate, you will be well prepared for opportunities at every level of local, state, and federal government as well as for corporations. If you are currently employed, a master’s degree can make you eligible for greater responsibility and put you on the track for leadership positions.

    With a doctorate in criminology, you have the credentials to pursue teaching positions as a professor in colleges and universities, or assume high-level research positions in the public and private sectors.


    With an MA in Criminology, you can pursue successful leadership positions in:

    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • U.S. Secret Service
    • U.S. Postal Inspection Service
    • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
    • National Security Agency
    • U.S. Marshals Service
    • Internal Revenue Service
    • U.S. military investigative branches
    • Local and state law enforcement (police, probation services, parole, and the custody and treatment of adult and youthful offenders)
    • Community relations
    • Insurance companies
    • Private investigation firms
    • Private security firms
    • Private institutes

    With a PhD in Criminology, you are in a perfect position to become a:

    • College or university professor in criminology
    • Researcher for government agency or private institutes

    The Path to Higher Degrees

    With an MA in Criminology, you can pursue a higher degree:

    • PhD in Criminology