Northeastern Illinois University
Are you ready to take your career at the Chicago Police Department to the next level? Visit neiu.edu/cpd to find out how Northeastern Illinois University empowers you to create a custom academic plan that fits into your demanding work schedule and puts you on the path to earning a bachelor’s degree in as little as 16 months. Even better: CPD’s Tuition Reimbursement Program could pay up to the entire cost of tuition for eligible employees!
Here’s how it works:
1. Apply for enrollment as an Interdisciplinary Studies major and transfer 60 credits or more from an associate degree or other studies toward your bachelor’s degree.
2. As part of your transfer credit package, earn up to 36 additional credits through a prior learning assessment for your CPD experience.
3. Design a custom academic path with one of our advisors to earn your remaining credits online or at one of Northeastern’s three Chicago locations—in North Park, Avondale and Bronzeville. If you transfer 60 credits and earn 36 through your Prior Learning Assessment, you need only 24 more credits—that’s just eight classes! Eligible participants may defer tuition payments until they have received reimbursement from CPD. Take the next step and apply now!
Flexible Programs to Advance Your Career
You know the value of a great partner. Teamwork makes even complicated challenges easier. You’ll find that kind of partnership when you earn a degree through DePaul University.
DePaul has decades of experience helping working adults further their education and their careers. We understand you are balancing work, home and school. That’s why we’re bringing our faculty to you through customized undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the Chicago Police Academy. Visit go.depaul.edu/fop to learn more about the programs and benefits.
Degree Programs for FOP Officers, Sergeants, Lieutenants and Captains
Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion Program with a concentration in Public Safety and Security Management
Meets one day a week, students can choose to attend the morning or evening session
Master of Public Administration
Meets two nights a week.
Master of Jurisprudence with a concentration in Criminal Law
Meets two nights a week
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership
Meets two nights a week
Earning a degree speaks volumes about who you are and what you plan to achieve. To find out more about reaching your goals with a DePaul degree and to register for an upcoming information session, visit go.depaul.edu/fop. Have questions about the program or application process? Contact Leslie Triplett-Bracy (312) 362-7153 Ltriplet@depaul.edu
Trident University –Twice reported by Forbes as one of the “10 Great Colleges for Adults Returning to School”
In 2016 and 2017 Forbes reported Trident University International as one of the “10 Great Colleges for Adults Returning to School.” Two crucial factors for selection were regional accreditation and flexibility for the busy adult learning.
Our 100% online programs are designed for professional adults seeking to advance in their careers, while balancing work and family commitments. With monthly starts you can FASTRAC your degree and take your educational journey further than you thought possible.
We offer over 22-degree options with over 65+ concentrations, so start now by accessing www.trident.edu/FOP.
Additionally, Trident is pleased to offer FOP members and their immediate family up to a 26% tuition savings, waived application fees, no-cost to a vast library of resources, and deferred billing for 45 days past the course completion date.
For more information about these and other programs visit www.trident.edu/FOP or contact Michael Butterfield, Regional Manager Strategic Alliances at Michael.Butterfield@Trident.Edu or (888) 252-8179.
Loyola University Chicago
Advance Your Career with a Degree or Certificate
Loyola University Chicago is Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic University. Our undergraduate and graduate programs cater to working adults that will help you progress as an officer, sergeant, chief, lieutenant, captain – or another role in the criminal justice or law enforcement industry. Get the expertise and skills to help advance your career from one of the top universities in the country boasting an expert faculty base. Visit www.luc.edu/cpd for more information.
Sworn officers can earn the following:
Bachelor’s Degrees and Certificates – All undergraduate degree programs and certificates are available to you through Loyola’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Classes can be taken in a combination of online and face-to- face on nights and weekends. Most of our majors are offered fully online for your convenience. Visit luc.edu/scps
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology – This degree will prepare you to assume leadership roles in criminal justice and related agencies. All classes meet one day per week, in the evening at Loyola’s Roger’s Park Campus
MBA: Masters of Business Administration – The part-time MBA is ranked among Chicago's top three programs. Classes are weekday evenings at the Water Tower campus.
EMBA: Executive Masters of Business Administration – The EMBA is designed for high-potential professionals who want to strengthen their business acumen and leadership skills without disrupting their busy work life. Classes meet every other Saturday for 20 months. The program is designed to help you develop the leadership, management, and critical thinking skills that are essential for today’s professional
MSHR: Masters of Science in Human Resources Management – Classes are held weekday evenings at our Water Tower campus, as well as online
School of Law - Master of Jurisprudence in Children’s Law and Policy (MJ) – Loyola’s Civitas ChildLaw Center is ranked #1 in the country in family law by Law Street Media. This two-year, part-time master’s degree program is offered exclusively online. The program offers small class sizes with flexible online course delivery and wide-ranging curriculum with courses in Child Welfare Law, Juvenile Justice, Children’s Health Law, Mental Health Law and Children, Education Law, International Children’s Rights, and Family Law. Visit LUC.edu/childlawmj
School of Law - Weekend Juris Doctorate (JD) – This part-time JD program fits into your busy schedule. Classes meet just seven weekends a semester, 14 weekends a year. Blended learning courses combine in-class sessions and online components, building on the school’s expertise in online learning.
Visit www.luc.edu/cpd for more information.
University of Chicago
Graham School of Continuing Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Officers can earn a Masters of Science in Threat and Response Management. This is program is designed to develop leaders with sophisticated training to plan for and respond to emergency incidents, utilizing cutting-edge tools and techniques to lessen the impact and shorten recovery time. Classes meet in-person, in an extended weekend format once a month. If you are interested in expanding your network and getting more interdisciplinary experience, this is the right program for you.
Key features are:
learn from instructors with tactical command experience
replicate real-world situations through experiential and applied learning
build effective communication strategies in an incident command environment
gain familiarity with state of the art technology in surveillance and monitoring
Learn more about our Masters in Threat & Response Management at: https://grahamschool.uchicago.edu/credit/master-science-threat-response-management/index
In addition, we offer Master Programs in Analytics and Liberal Arts and Certificate Programs in Project Management, Finance, Marketing and more. All applications fees will be waived for officers.
For more information or to connect to current students from CPD, please send an email to us at the following address expressing your Program of interest, and we will be in touch with you: Julie at:
St. Xavier University
Officers can earn an Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in various concentrations including Financial Fraud Management at the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division. An MBA is a highly marketable degree in both the public and private sectors. Classes meet once per week. Degree completion option available for undergraduate students.
MBA accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)*
Deferred tuition payment
waived application / registration fees
Eight week terms
Online options available
Faculty are current industry and educational experts
For more information or to receive an information packet, please use the contact information below.
Dr. Kate Watland | 773-298-3680 | email@example.com
Steve Hallenbeck | 773-298-3836 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Cyborski | 773-298-3641 | email@example.com
*AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB accreditation.
Calumet College of St. Joseph
Sworn officers can earn an undergraduate or graduate degree in Public Safety by attending class once a week for approximately 24 months (or less). Chicago AM classes are at IIT (35th & State) and PM classes are at the CPD Academy.
Classes meet just once a week
Tuition costs are deferred
One-time class registration
No application, registration, or textbook costs
Students attend AM or PM session depending on personal schedule
Experienced Police Officer Faculty
Undergraduate – Mr. Orlando Garcia, 219-473-4218
Graduate – Mr. Dino Ramirez, 1-219-473-4202
Eastern Gateway Community College
FOP Free College Benefit is offering additional new programs from Eastern Gateway Community College!
Members of the FOP and their spouses, their children and their grandchildren can earn a community college education online, simply as a benefit of membership in the Fraternal Order of Police. There is no cost, and no need to dig out of your own pocket to enroll online in Eastern Gateway Community College, a public, non-profit college in Ohio.
Enrollment is open for Summer and Fall classes. Register early to ensure you are ready to begin classes!
Programs offered include:
Criminal Justice Degree Peace Officer Training graduates earn 33 credits toward this degree—you can graduate in as little a year!
*NEW* Accounting Degree
*NEW* Human Resources Concentration/ Business Management Degree
*NEW* Health Care Management Concentration/ Business Management Degree
*NEW* Marketing Concentration/Business Management Degree
*NEW* Finance Concentration/ Business Management Degree
*NEW* Business Management Certificate
*NEW* Accounting Concentration/ Business Management Certificate
*NEW* Patient Health Navigator Certificate
*NEW* Paralegal Degree
Associate of Arts Degree
Early Childhood Education Degree
Business Management Degree
For more details visit www.FOPFreeCollege.org. Please also share this with your FOP Brothers and Sisters and with your law enforcement contacts to help spread the word about this great new benefit of membership.
At Tiffin University, we understand that making a decision about education can be difficult. As in almost every other field, an academic degree is a valuable asset for police officers and law enforcement employees. Whether you’re just starting out, you’re going after a promotion or you want to prepare for a post-retirement job, a bachelor's or master's degree can give you an edge over other candidates. It can also help put more money in your bank account.
Read How to Take the Next Step in Your Criminal Justice Career on our blog!
Plus, current members of the Fraternal Order of Police and their spouses can get over 30% off normal tuition. Get discount!
Would you like to discuss how to move forward? Contact me at:
Director for Graduate Enrollment Management
1-800-968-6446, ext. 3596
national FOP - Partners with University of Cincinnati
The University of Cincinnati Online Master's in Criminal Justice program is offering $1,000 scholarships to FOP members for the Fall semester only. As an FOP member, you also receive a 15% instructional fee discount.* The Fall application deadline is Friday, July 20th.
Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and begin classes in the Fall semester
Scholarship will be awarded after the add/drop period
Complete your degree 100% online
Earn your master’s in criminal justice online from an NFOPU school, and you can gain the skills to become a law enforcement leader. To see if you qualify, contact an enrollment advisor today.
The FOP Education Committee would like to begin partnering with our university consortium schools to provide regular webinars for our members and to make this a success we will need your help. Register, participate, and let us know your thoughts on how to improve. Let us know what topics you would be interested in, what was done right and what was done wrong. Together we can make this a great success!
Please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
O'Brien Atkinson, IV
Chairman | Education Services Committee | Grand Lodge FOP
Walden University is proud to partner with the Fraternal Order of Police
to provide accessible education that supports your professional development—and your busy schedule.
As an FOP member, you may be eligible to receive a 20% tuition reduction when you advance your education with Walden.*
Plus, you may be able to apply academy credit toward a bachelor’s degree. Choose from over 80 degree programs including:
BS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
MS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
MS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP AND EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT
PHD IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Experience the Walden Difference
Walden’s criminal justice degree programs allow you to choose from a variety of specializations and concentrations to make your studies more personally relevant and aligned with your goals.
WaldenU.edu/FOP | 1-855-633-3997