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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College

A degree in Criminal Justice can lead to employment or serve as a foundation for further studies.


Are you motivated to serve your community? Do you have a strong sense of justice? Are you curious about what goes on behind the scenes in law enforcement, the courts, and corrections facilities? Minnesota State College Southeast's Criminal Justice program is an excellent place to begin your education.

A degree, diploma, or certificate can prepare you for entry level employment or help you begin the journey to higher levels of education. All coursework is available online, you can plan your education around the work and family commitments in your life.


Degrees in

Criminal Justice AAS

The 60-credit, 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice is designed for students who are preparing for a career in criminal justice or planning to transfer onward to a 4-year degree. It includes more in-depth studies in topics such as computer crimes, evidence procedures, and criminal law.

Criminal Justice Diploma

A unique characteristic of MSC Southeast's Criminal Justice Program is that every member of the faculty has experience in the criminal justice profession, totaling over 150 years of experience.

The 32-credit Criminal Justice Diploma is a great way to start your career in the criminal justice system.

Criminal Justice - Certificate

Through criminal justice, you will gain the knowledge to interact with the public in a comprehensive and meaningful way.

The 16-credit Criminal Justice Certificate is your start into the world of public justice community interaction.

Careers in

Corrections Officers

Probation Officers

Local Police Departments

State and Federal Agencies

Correctional Treatment Specialist

Security Officers

Gaming Surveillance Officers

Minnesota State College Southeast placement rate: 66.7%

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At Minnesota State College Southeast, you can choose your own path, whether it's hands-on training for a new career or taking transfer-level classes to begin a bachelor’s degree. Apply now so you will be ready to build the future you've always wanted!

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