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.

  • $86,280 median salary and 2- to 4-percent expected 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.

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.1

Crime Analyst


Pore over the details and available data to identify leads and patterns. Get to the bottom of criminal activity using analytical methods and technology.2

Anti-Money Laundering Investigator


Investigate white-collar crimes and bring corporate criminals to justice by applying the latest techniques in data analysis. Prevent laundering before it occurs by ensuring compliance and developing sound policy frameworks.3

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

  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Corporate Intelligence Analyst
  • Crime Research Analyst
  • Corrections Intelligence Analyst

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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.


1O*NET Online (2019). “Summary Report for: 33-3021.06 - Intelligence Analysts.” Retrieved December 20, 2018 from
2Zip Recruiter (2018). “Average Salary of Criminal Analyst Jobs.” Retrieved December 20, 2018 from
3Glassdoor (2018). “Anti-Money Laundering Investigator Salaries.” Retrieved December 20, 2018, from,16.htm.