Department of Criminal Justice Studies

Department of Criminal Justice Studies


As an undergraduate or graduate 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.

Major, minor programs offered online starting Fall 2020

Beginning fall 2020, we are offering all criminal justice studies (CJS) courses entirely online while retaining the option (depending on social distancing guidelines) to take regular face-to-face classes. The new flexible mode of course delivery takes advantage of technologies.

Face-to-face classes will be offered concurrently in online synchronous and online asynchronous formats. Access the classroom in innovative and multiple ways to best suit your schedule and living arrangements, and graduate in a timely fashion with a high-quality and marketable degree in criminal justice studies. 

All about us

  • BA in Criminal Justice Studies

    Earn a bachelor's degree by selecting from one of our three concentrations - 21st Century Policing, Corrections and Reentry or Victim Services - or broaden your learning by selecting an electives option.
  • MS in Criminal Justice Studies

    Go to the next level and join the ranks of the several hundred students who have completed a MS in Criminal Justice Studies.
  • MS in Public Safety Executive Leadership

    Already been on the job and looking to expand your skills and knowledge? Let us help you take your employment in the public safety sector the the next level.
  • P.O.S.T. Licensure

    We are certified and can guide students through the completion of summer Skills training at Alexandria Technical College.
  • Department Research

    Book and textbook authors. Researchers. Speakers. Our faculty are engaged in producing and knowing the latest data and insight on criminal justice issues.
  • Undergraduate Academic Advising Center

    Trained and ready to assist, our advisors can guide you to the completion of your degree.