Students pursuing the Master of Arts (MA) in Criminal Justice and Criminology at Loyola University Chicago have many career choices available to them upon graduation. Our students find placement with federal and local law enforcement agencies, probation departments, correctional institutions, community-based organizations, and private and governmental research and evaluation offices and organizations. Some students opt to continue their higher education by pursuing a PhD or a law degree. Open this document to see a list of opportunities available to those with a CCJ degree.

Fields for Available Placement

  • Corrections
  • Courts
  • Investigations
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Defender/Private Law Offices
  • Private Security
  • Probation and Parole
  • Research
  • Victim-Witness Advocacy

Representative Participating Agencies

  • City of Chicago
    Park District/Legal Investigations Division
    Police Department
  • Cook County
    Adult Probation Department
    Research and Evaluation Department
    Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court
    Department of Corrections & Jail Library
    Juvenile Detention Center
    Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Department
    Public Defender’s Office
    Social Services Department
    State’s Attorney’s Office/Investigations & Victim-Witness Assistance Program
  • Community-Based Organizations
    Better Business Bureau
    B.U.I.L.D., Inc.
    Chicago Crime Commission
    Child Assault Prevention Project
    Cook County Court Watchers
    TASC (Drug & Alcohol Treatment)
    Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook
  • DuPage County
    Department of Probation and Court Services
    State’s Attorney’s Office
  • Lake County
    Department of Court Services
    Sheriff’s Office
  • Loyola University
    Campus Security
    Civitas (Child Law Legal Clinic/Law School)
  • Private Law Offices
    Berg, Repel & Berg
    Jack Ring & Associates
    Law Offices of Christopher Helt
  • Private Security
    Lord & Taylor
    Saks Fifth Avenue
    Target Stores
  • State of Illinois
    Attorney General’s Office
    Criminal Justice Information Authority
    Department of Corrections
    Department of State Police
    Law Enforcement Intern Training Program
    Office of the Public Guardian
  • United States Government
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
    Bureau of Prisons, Metropolitan Correctional Center
    Customs Service
    Department of Health & Human Services
    Department of Labor, Labor-Management Federal Aviation Administration Immigration & Naturalization Service Secret Service
    Marshall Service
  • US District Court
    Pretrial Services Office
    Probation Department
  • Additional Placement
    Wisconsin State Patrol
    Wilmette Police Department