Employment Opportunities

Employers seek employees that are trustworthy, can think critically, and can articulate those thoughts in an easily understandable manner.  The Criminology program at MSU is committed to graduating students that can excel in each of the areas listed above.  Criminology students benefit from classes that require both critical thinking and development of verbal and written communication skills. Students have the opportunity to hone these skills through internship programs and close interaction with the MSU Career Services Center in their Senior Seminar in Criminology course. 

Additionally, the Criminology program partners with a number of local, state, and federal criminal justice agencies to visit campus and meet with students to discuss job opportunities. Finally, criminology majors are part of a listserv that updates them regularly about available jobs in the field.

Criminology Jobs

Click here to view career opportunities with the State of Mississippi.

Examples of job titles you can search under:

  • Administrative Law Judge/Adjud/Hearing Officer
  • Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Claims Adjuster, Examiner & Investigator
  • Community and Social Service Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Correctional Enforcement
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators
  • First Line Supervisor/Manager of Correctional enforcement
  • First Line Supervisor/Manager of Law Enforcement/Detective
  • Law Clerks
  • Law Enforcement
  • Paralegal and Legal Assistants
  • Probation Officer and Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Protective Service Workers-Non-Sworn
  • Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Security Guards
  • Social and Human Service Assistants
  • Tax Examiner, Collector, and Revenue Agent

Mississippi Department of Corrections
P: (601) 359-5600

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
P: (601) 961-5171

Mississippi Department of Human Services Adult Protective Services
P: 800-345-6347

State of Mississippi Attorney General
P: 601-359-3680

Mississippi Department of Human Services Community Services
P: 800-345-6347

Attorney General Crime Victim Compensation Program
P: 601-359-3680

East Mississippi State Hospital
P: 601-581-7600

Mississippi Department of Human Human Services Economic Assistance
P: 800-345-6347

Ellisville State School
P: 601-477-9384

Mississippi Department of Human Services Family and Children Services
P: 800-345-6347

Mississippi Gaming Commission
P: (601) 576-3800

Mississippi Office of Homeland Security
P: 601-346-1500

Mississippi Department of Mental Health
P: 601-359-1288

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics
P:  (601) 987-1212

Mississippi Department of Public Safety
P:  (601) 987-1212

Mississippi State Hospital
P: (601) 351-8000

Mississippi State Parks
P: 601-432-2400

Mississippi Department of Human Services Youth Services Division
P: 800-345-6347

Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police

Mississippi Sheriff’s Association
P: 601-500-1059

Career Opportunities with Loss-Prevention Agencies and Security Services

Regional, national and international employment opportunities.

Guardsmark Security Services
Employment opportunities available throughout the U.S.

LP Jobs
Most major retailers hire loss prevention officers.

Maxwell Security Services, Inc.
P: 1.800.277.4827
Available jobs may include: Security guard service, guard dog rental, armored car services, and burglary protection services.


Career Opportunities with the Federal Government

Federal Job Opportunities

Use this web site to search for federal law enforcement jobs. Here are examples of job titles you can search for:

  • Civil Rights Analyst
  • Clerk of Court
  • Consumer Safety Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Corrections Institutions Administrator
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Custom and Border Protection Air Interdiction Agent
  • Customs and Border Protection Officer
  • Customs Entry and Liquidating Officer
  • Customs Inspection
  • Equal Employment Opportunity SpecialistEqual Op
  • portunity Assistant
  • Equal Opportunity Compliance Specialist
  • Fish and Wildlife AdministratorForeign
  • Law Specialist
  • Game Law Enforcement Officer
  • General Investigator
  • Highway Safety Specialist
  • Intelligence Aid/Clerk
  • Intelligence Analyst/Specialist
  • Internal Revenue Agent
  • Internal Revenue Officer
  • Police Officer/Federal Protective Officer
  • Security Clerk/Assistant
  • Security Guard
  • Social Science Specialist
  • Social Science, Psychology and Welfare
  • Social Services Aid/Assistant
  • Social Worker

Central Intelligence Agency

Federal Bureau of Investigation

U.S. Department of Defense

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

U.S. Marshals

Additional Career Opportunities

Paul’s Justice Page


Social Work & Criminal Justice

The Urban Institute
P: 202.833.7200


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