Minnesota Criminal Justice Degrees & Programs

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in career justice in Minnesota can choose from 63 schools throughout the state.

Consider online Criminal Justice programs currently accepting applicants:

Offering 63 undergraduate degrees and 9 graduate degrees, these schools include technical schools, community colleges, four-year colleges and universities. Students can choose from studies in forensic science, criminal justice, paralegal studies, public safety, law enforcement and corrections to name just a few.

Criminal Justice Scholarships in Minnesota

Students in criminal justice programs may receive financial assistance through scholarships and organizations like Minnesota State Patrol Association Scholarship, American Association of State Troopers, Minnesota Public Safety Officer’s Survivors Grant, Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Association and Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association.

These organizations are Minnesota-based. There are also some national scholarships that students may want to apply for, such as the Youth Scholarship Program, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., and STRIVE to name just a few.

MN Criminal Justice Career & Employment Trending

Once students pass all training requirements and earn the degree, they’re ready to join the workforce. Sometimes, knowing potential wages and employment outlook can help individuals make wiser college and career choices. Below are the wages and employment outlook predicted for 2012-2022 for each of these criminal justice occupations, as reported by O*NET.

  • Detectives & criminal investigators – $70,400 – 1%
  • Fire inspectors & investigators – $66,100 – 1%
  • Probation officers & correctional treatment specialists – $66,100 – -3%
  • Police & sheriff’s patrol officers – $61,100 – 3%
  • Criminal justice & law enforcement post-secondary teachers – $56,700 – 4%
  • Forensic science technicians – $53,300 – 3%
  • Correctional officers & jailers –$46,400 – 1%
  • Private detectives & investigators – $44,600 – 5%
  • First-line supervisors of police & detectives $44,000 – 2%

Overall, most criminal justice occupations are predicted to have average to low employment growth. The most positive professions are police & sheriff’s patrol officers; correctional officers & jailers; and first-line supervisors of police & detectives. The wages for these occupations were above the national average. Police &sheriff’s patrol officers are expected to see 320 new job postings annually, while correctional officers & jailers and first-line supervisors of police & detectives would see 140 and 80, respectively.

All Schools with Criminal Justice Programs in Minnesota

Featured online criminal justice programs accepting applicants from Minnesota

BS - Criminal Justice, MS - Criminal Justice, PhD - Criminal Justice, MS - Addiction Studies, MS - Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited).

MN, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Campus-based criminal justice schools in Minnesota

Alexandria Technical & Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Alexandria, MN 

Argosy University-Twin Cities
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Eagan, MN 

Bemidji State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bemidji, MN 

Bethel University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Saint Paul, MN 

Brown College-Brooklyn Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Brooklyn Center, MN 

Brown College-Mendota Heights
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Mendota Heights, MN 

BS - Criminal Justice, MS - Criminal Justice, PhD - Criminal Justice, MS - Addiction Studies, MS - Mental Health Counseling (CACREP-accredited).

MN, ONLINE PROGRAMS 

Capella University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Minneapolis, MN 

Central Lakes College-Brainerd
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Brainerd, MN 

Century College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies | Criminalistics and Criminal Science


White Bear Lake, MN 

Concordia University-Saint Paul
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Saint Paul, MN 

Crown College
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice


Saint Bonifacius, MN 

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Cloquet, MN 

Globe University-Minneapolis
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Minneapolis, MN 

Globe University-Woodbury
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Woodbury, MN 

Hamline University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies Forensic Science and Technology


Saint Paul, MN 

Hennepin Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Brooklyn Park, MN 

Hibbing Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Hibbing, MN 

Inver Hills Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Inver Grove Heights, MN 

ITT Technical Institute-Eden Prairie
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminalistics and Criminal Science


Eden Prairie, MN 

Leech Lake Tribal College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Cass Lake, MN 

Metropolitan State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Saint Paul, MN 

Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Minneapolis, MN 

Minnesota School of Business-Blaine
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Blaine, MN 

Minnesota School of Business-Brooklyn Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Brooklyn Center, MN 

Minnesota School of Business-Elk River
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Elk River, MN 

Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Lakeville, MN 

Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth
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Plymouth, MN 

Minnesota School of Business-Richfield
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Richfield, MN 

Minnesota School of Business-Rochester
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Rochester, MN 

Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Shakopee, MN 

Minnesota School of Business-Waite Park
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Waite Park, MN 

Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Winona, MN 

Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Fergus Falls, MN 

Minnesota State University-Mankato
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Mankato, MN 

Minnesota State University-Moorhead
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Moorhead, MN 

Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Granite Falls, MN 

National American University-Bloomington
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bloomington, MN 

National American University-Brooklyn Center
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Brooklyn Center, MN 

National American University-Burnsville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Burnsville, MN 

National American University-Rochester
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Rochester, MN 

National American University-Roseville
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Roseville, MN 

Normandale Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Bloomington, MN 

North Hennepin Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Brooklyn Park, MN 

Northland Community and Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Thief River Falls, MN 

Rasmussen College-Minnesota
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


St. Cloud, MN 

Ridgewater College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Willmar, MN 

Riverland Community College
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Police Science


Austin, MN 

Rochester Community and Technical College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science | Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Rochester, MN 

Saint Cloud State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Saint Cloud, MN 

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Program Areas: Corrections and Criminal Justice | Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


Winona, MN 

Southwest Minnesota State University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Marshall, MN 

St Catherine University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Saint Paul, MN 

Strayer University-Minnesota
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration | Criminal Justice/Police Science


St. Louis Park, MN 

University of Minnesota-Crookston
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Crookston, MN 

University of Northwestern-St Paul
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Saint Paul, MN 

University of St Thomas
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration


Saint Paul, MN 

Vermilion Community College
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Police Science


Ely, MN 

Walden University
Program Areas: Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Minneapolis, MN 

Winona State University
Program Areas: Corrections Criminal Justice/Safety Studies


Winona, MN