The advanced skills gained from a graduate degree in the College of Liberal Arts are highly relevant in today’s rapidly evolving world. You will form expertise through rigorous coursework and research to meet your professional and personal goals. 

Temple’s Criminal Justice MA graduates have secured positions with local, state, and federal law enforcement and criminal justice agencies such as the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Others have gone on to pursue further graduate studies here at Temple and elsewhere. For those interested in continuing their education, Temple offers a Criminal Justice PhD program.

Examples of career options available include the following. 

  • Correctional officer 
  • Court reporter
  • Crime prevention specialist
  • Crime scene investigator
  • Criminal justice policy advisor
  • Criminal law paralegal
  • Criminal defense lawyer
  • Digital forensics examiner
  • Forensic science technician 
  • Police officer 
  • Private detective
  • Probation officer 
  • Security guard 
  • Secret service agent

Criminal Justice Career Fair

The College of Liberal Arts’ Criminal Justice Department hosts an annual career fair every spring for Criminal Justice majors. Representatives from over 40 local, state, federal and private criminal justice-related organizations gather to recruit Temple students for competitive internships and careers.

Career Services

As a Temple student, you can also visit the university’s Career Center for support during your job or internship search. Drop in for a short visit or schedule a 30-minute coaching session to discuss components of your professional profile, including your résumé and LinkedIn presence.

Career services can provide

Learn more about Temple’s Career Center.