Montana has eight colleges and universities that offer criminal justice schools. Students can select from eight undergraduate degrees and one graduate degree.
Despite having only eight schools from which to choose, students are still offered certificate, associate degree, bachelor degree and master degree programs as well as online programs.
Criminal Justice Scholarships in Montana
Montana students in criminal justice programs may have scholarship opportunities through the Association of Montana Troopers, Montana Highway Patrol, Montana Police Protective Association, Montana State University and the American Association of State Troopers.
Other scholarships include the Dearborn Ranch Scholarship and the Montana Peace Officer/Fire Fighter Survivor Scholarship.
Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending
Below you will find a listing of some criminal justice occupations along with their average annual wages as of 2014, the projected job growth for 2012-2022 and the national average wage for this occupation, according to O*NET.
Employment varies by occupation; probation officers & correctional specialists are predicted to see only a three percent growth while police & sheriff’s patrol officers could see a thirteen percent jump.
2014 Wages for Montana criminal justice specialists were fairly consistent with the national averages with some higher and some lower.
- Detectives & criminal investigators – $83,400 – 8% – $79,900
- First-line supervisors of police & detectives – $61,900 – 11% -$80,900
- Forensic science technicians – $58,900 – 9% -$55,400
- Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $47,400 – 13% – $56,800
- Judges, magistrate judges & magistrates – $44,400 – 10% – $115,100
- Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $41,000 – 3% – $49,100
- Fish & game wardens – $40,700 – 9% – $50,900
- Private detectives & investigators – $36,200 – NA – $44,600
- Correctional officers & jailers – $33,100 – 3% – $39,800 240
- Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers – NA – NA – $57,200
- Fire inspectors & investigators – NA – NA – $56,100
All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Montana
Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Montana
Campus-based criminal justice schools in Montana
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