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Minnesota Police & Peace Officers Association

Our best investment: you.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is proud to partner with MPPOA to offer employees like you unique career advancement and development opportunities.

With more than 55 bachelor’s degree completion, master’s, doctoral, and graduate certificate programs across our three schools, you’ll find the one that fits your goals and busy life.

Our Partner Scholarship

As a leader in adult education, we’re committed to providing an education that is flexible for working professionals and adult learners. Through the partnership between your employer and Saint Mary’s, we’re offering a discount (per credit) that allows you to pursue educational and career advancement — while meeting all of life’s obligations.

  • Bachelor’s Completion Programs | $50 off per credit  
  • Master’s Programs and Graduate Certificates | $70 off per credit  
  • Doctoral Programs | $90 off per credit  

Finish your degree in law enforcement leadership.

Saint Mary’s 100% online criminal justice leadership program is designed for those wanting to complete their bachelor’s degree and step into a leadership role in peacekeeping, law enforcement, public safety, and corrections. With our Trusted Partner Scholarship and these benefits, you can advance your career faster than you ever imagined. 

  • Earn credit for Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) continuing education requirements, military training, and more.
  • Transfer up to 90 credits (75% of your bachelor of science degree). Your past credits are always eligible — they never expire. Technical college credits, prior credits earned, past work experience, POST Training, and military experience all count toward finishing your degree.
  • Save both tuition and time with graduate courses counting toward both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Up to 50% of a master’s degree can be completed as part of your bachelor’s degree, with graduate courses at bachelor’s completion course tuition prices.

Advance your career with these benefits.

  • Trusted Partner Scholarships
  • You and/or your spouse are eligible
  • Application fee waived
  • Flexible programs and diverse learning formats, many 100% online
  • Access to campus events, career fairs, and networking opportunities
  • Renowned curriculum taught by experienced faculty with practical industry knowledge
  • Access to a global network of over 58,000 alumni in various fields worldwide
  • Career Services Center with multiple resources and job search platforms

Get started

  • Connect with an enrollment counselor by filling out the form on the page of the program you are interested in learning more about. If you are interested in more than one program, you only need to fill out one form and you and a counselor can discuss all programs to see what best meets your career goals.

    If you’re ready to apply, we’re ready to help you get started!

    Apply now.

    • May not be used concurrently with any other institutional grant scholarship or discount program. The scholarship applies to new students and/or their spouses only and isn’t retroactive. The Office of Admission must verify employment status at the time of application submission.
    • Available the term or “semester” following the date they “self identify as an employee” of one of our trusted partners. Please indicate your employer “partner” when asked on applications or with your admissions counselor.
    • Not valid on undergraduate programs offered on our residential Winona Campus.
    • Not valid for the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Anesthesiology (DNP) and the Executive Doctor of Education in Leadership (EDEL) programs.

Connect with your enrollment counselor.