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Education Opportunities

Calumet College of St. Joseph

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.

Apply in 5 easy steps:

  1. Apply online at ccsj.edu.
  2. Submit your official transcripts from each college or university you have attended
  3. Submit your state-issued police training certificate
  4. Submit your military record, including your DD214 or JST
  5. Submit your earned certificates, including FEMA, LEADS (IDAC), TARA, CPR, New Mexico Tech and/or LSU

Learn more at ccsj.edu

DePaul University

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.

St. Xavier University

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

  • Books included

  • 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.

David Parker at dparker@sxu.edu  Phone:  (773) 298-3664 and

Deborah Pascua at d.pascua@sxu.edu 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.

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

  • and more...

Learn more about our Masters in Threat & Response Management

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: 

Eastern Illinois University

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.

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