The field of criminal justice is changing. Technological advancements, coupled with contemporary world events, have created an ever-increasing need for criminal justice professionals who have insight into the sociological, legal, theoretical, and practical arenas of law enforcement.

This program is ideal for those who already work in the criminal justice field, have a bachelor’s degree, and want to enhance their skill set in order to advance their career:

  • Police officers
  • Sheriffs
  • State employees
  • Private security employees


It’s also appropriate for those who have an undergraduate degree in the following areas and want to earn a master’s degree:

  • Criminal justice
  • Criminology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Political science
  • Communication


In addition, Meredith’s program is also an effective nontraditional pathway to corrections and criminal justice. From teachers to social workers to counselors, there is a growing need for professionals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Meredith can help you make the transition to this exciting and growing field.


Criminal justice administration is a growing and evolving field with a positive employment outlook. For example, police and detective jobs are expected to grow by 7% by 2026, while federal probation officer jobs are predicted to grow by 20% in the same timeframe.

Various types of jobs are available to those with master’s degrees in criminal justice looking for management-level positions, including police administration, security management, correctional administration, government management, management of juvenile corrections, border patrol supervision, among many others.

Thank you for your Interest!

You can connect with a graduate admissions counselor in a variety of ways—choose the one that’s most convenient for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lori Brown
212 Lux Hall
(919) 760-8590

Lori Brown

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(919) 760-8590