Master of Science in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis: Career Outlook

Set yourself apart with an education informed by the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Join the front lines of modern law enforcement professionals with the skills to analyze data and intelligence.

  • Expect 2- to 4-percent growth in job opportunities for intelligence analysts through 20321
  • Graduate with experience through MSU’s field placement program
  • Benefit from MSU’s partnerships with the Department of Homeland Security, the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center, the MSU Police and more

Graduate with the latest intelligence tactics and knowledge to add value to many law enforcement settings, including public safety, private security and other areas of criminal justice. Sharpen your knowledge of quantitative methods, technologies and policy frameworks to advance criminal justice anywhere.

Police Supervisor


Police supervisors oversee the daily work of police officers and detectives. In this role, you would be responsible for ensuring the ethical and effective investigation of criminal behavior as well as supervision of internal department procedures.

Special Agent


Engage in investigations pertaining to the violation of federal laws. Question witnesses, gather evidence and collect and analyze data to assist prosecutors and keep communities safe.

Intelligence Analyst


Gather, analyze, validate and evaluate intelligence data to help law enforcement officials address crime and emerging threats. Prepare reports and collaborate with other intelligence organizations, tackling large-scale criminal activities including narcotics trafficking and other national security threats.

Fraud Investigator


Fraud investigators specialize in gathering evidence and performing investigations into cases that involve crimes like money laundering, insurance fraud, embezzlement and more. In this role, you could investigate cases of fraud in any industry or business sector.

Additional roles for graduates with a Master of Science in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis include:

  • Bailiff
  • Corporate Intelligence Analyst
  • Crime Research Analyst
  • Corrections Intelligence Analyst
  • Probation Officer
  • Security Manager

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Advance Law Enforcement with New Analytical Skills

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand how the relationship between law enforcement and the intelligence community can be used to its fullest potential

  • Utilize information sharing and the intelligence cycle

  • Conduct research in the field ethically and legally

  • Collect, query and manage data using applicable computer software

  • Report on results of intelligence analysis to professional and lay audiences

Build Your Career Network

MSU offers many options for students to find and prepare for future careers in criminal justice:

Alumni Connections

Connect with a vast network of alumni to get a glimpse of the different careers available after earning your degree.


Work as an intern at an approved criminal justice agency and receive academic credit.

Criminal Justice Career Fair

Join your criminal justice classmates and 70–80 criminal justice agencies at MSU’s annual career fair.

Career Advising

Leverage career advice from experts before you graduate so that you’re prepared to take that next step.


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