Private investigators fill an important role in conducting investigations used to build criminal cases, settle civil disputes, support law enforcement efforts and protect insurance companies from fraudulent claims. Working as private contractors for law firms, HR departments, insurance companies and many others, means that today’s PIs are expected to have a relevant education related to criminal justice, law and investigations.
Request information from the schools shown here to learn how a degree related to criminal justice can help you develop investigative skills. Request information from more than one school to find the program that’s right for you.
Reference: Private Detectives and Investigator via the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice
Michigan State University
Online Master of Science in Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis
BS and MS Degrees in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation, Criminal Intelligence Analysis, CJ and more
Apply your passion for solving mysteries toward a new career as a private investigator. Penn Foster Career School's online courses in this career diploma program cover a variety of lessons including surveillance and observation, gathering evidence, and analyzing handwriting. Your curriculum includes discounts for the Personal Defense Network premium online how-to videos.