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“Most police officers have schedules that make it difficult to get to campus for classes. The online program at Metropolitan State University enables you to complete a degree while fulfilling your commitment to your department.”

-- Emily Lehner, Police Officer, City of Minneapolis

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Online Law Enforcement Major Completion Program

  1. Who can be admitted to the online law enforcement major completion program?

    Any licensed Minnesota Peace Officer (active or inactive), with an associate degree from an accredited college or university is eligible.

  2. How long will it take to finish the program?

    The time it takes to complete the program varies per student. It depends on various factors, such as previous credits, individual commitment, course load, etc. Some students complete the program in four semesters, while others need more time to finish.

    When you meet with your advisor, you will create a degree plan to determine the requirements necessary to complete the Law Enforcement Major Completion Program.

  3. How do I apply?

    You can find all the information and forms you need to apply to Metropolitan State University and the Online Law Enforcement Major Completion Program by clicking here.

    You may also contact us via phone or email to request the application packet.

  4. May I send in both applications at once?

    Yes. However, you will not be accepted to the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice until you are admitted as a student of the university.

  5. What is a cohort?

    The dictionary defines cohort as “a united group of people sharing a common purpose.”  We use the word cohort to describe the group of students that begin their major completion program at the same time. For instance, the peace officers starting their program in the Fall of 2010 are called “the 2010 cohort.”

  6. How many students are admitted to a cohort?

    Cohorts are limited to 24 students.

  7. When do I attend the one-day on-site orientation?

    After you are admitted to a cohort, you will be notified of the date of the required one-day on-site orientation at the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice. This orientation generally takes place approximately two weeks before the program begins.



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