Criminal Justice

About our programs

As a student of Criminal Justice Studies at St. Cloud State University, you will join a distinguished program whose faculty are known for studying, teaching and leading research on the latest criminal justice issues while preparing and producing leaders of criminal justice across the country.

We develop students' foundational knowledge and skills through the undergraduate bachelor's degree program and enhance that in our masters of science in Criminal Justice. Our peace officer training provides high-quality instruction and is certified by the Minnesota Peace Officer and Standards Training (POST) Board. 


of 2020-21 graduates were employed in a related field within one year of graduation.

Job Outlook

With our strong base and the enhancement that internships, specialized training and professional networking and mentoring provides, our graduates are better prepared to work at the local, state and national levels in their chosen specialty and for advancement opportunities in their career.

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Course modality

Our goal is to provide students access to the classroom in multiple and innovative ways to best suit their schedule and living arrangements, and graduate in a timely fashion with a high-quality courses and a marketable degree in criminal justice studies.

Course delivery methods may be on campus, online*, hyflex, or hybrid (synchronously online) formats.

*Undergraduate degree is not offered completely online. Online courses offered each semester vary, determined by available resources.