Earn the credentials you need to advance your career the Chicago Police Department at the Calumet College of St. Joseph Public Safety Institute. Our accelerated programs are designed to fit your schedule and the demands of your career.
Classes meet virtually once per week; recordings are available for on-demand viewing.
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Learn how a top-tier education from DePaul can help you advance your career and personal goals. Recruitment is underway for fall 2022 cohorts specifically designed for Chicago Police Officers and members of the FOP:
Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree completion with a major in business administration
Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies focusing on organizational leadership
Master of Legal Studies with a concentration in criminal law
Doctor of Education
FOP members are eligible for tuition discounts and can apply their tuition reimbursement benefits. To learn more about the educational partnership and the degree programs, please visit go.depaul.edu/fop. If you are interested in attending an information session, click on the ‘events’ tab and select the RSVP link to register.
Officers can earn a 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
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.
David Parker at email@example.com Phone: (773) 298-3664 and
Deborah Pascua at firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (773) 512 2887.
*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.
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
In addition, we offer Master Programs in Analytics and Liberal Arts and Certificate Programs in Project Management, Finance, Marketing, and more. All application 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:
We can apply up to 100 hours from regionally accredited community colleges and universities as well as military credits.
Affordable: In-state tuition, textbook rental and opportunities for scholarships
Flexible and Transfer Friendly: Students may develop an individualized degree program to meet their professional and personal goals. We will accept up to 100 semester hours, including 78 from community colleges, from regionally accredited universities.
Career-Focused: Our graduates are employed in numerous professions including business, non-profits, law enforcement, education and health care.
Student-Focused: Small classes, quality instruction and personal advising
Credit for Life Experience: Students have the opportunity to be evaluated for the learning they have engaged in outside the traditional classroom, including on the job and in the military.