Department of Criminal Justice Studies - St. Cloud State University

Department of Criminal Justice - School of Public Affairs


St Cloud State University is a member of The Higher Learning Commission: North Central Association and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.


For more than 30 years, the Department of Criminal Justice Studies has been authorized by the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (MPOST) to provide coursework preparing our students for the first step in MPOST licensure of peace officer candidates.


The Department of Criminal Justice Studies hosts the Alexandria Technical and Community College MPOST Skills Program on the SCSU campus. More than 96% of the students completing the SCSU - hosted Alexandria Technical and Community College’s MPOST Skills Program have passed the MPOST Examination on their first attempt, becoming eligible to be licensed as Minnesota peace officers.

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