Higher Education Partners


American Military University

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American Military University (AMU) is proud to offer the Everyday Heroes Grant, a special 10% tuition grant for emergency services professionals and their families.

In addition to the grant, you can save even more by getting credit for what you’ve worked hard to learn. AMU evaluates and applies transfer credit for eligible academic coursework, job experience, ACE-evaluated training, CLEP® credits, and military and public safety academy training, including POST, FLETA, BLET, and IFSAC®.

AMU is the #1 provider of higher education to the U.S. military and veterans, and we are open to all. Our 200+ online degrees and certificates can help you further your education and sharpen your communication, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.

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Calumet College of St. JosephCalumet College of St. Joseph has been developing public safety professionals for over 60 years. 

Over 3,000 graduates use their knowledge and abilities to create a positive impact in their communities.

Ready to advance your capabilities and your career? Our accelerated Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Management and new Master of Science in Public Administration degree offer a unique mirrored format that empowers you to complete your degree while attending to your demanding schedule.

Grants and scholarships are available!


Master of Public Policy and Administration (M.P.P.A.)

Develop the skills and expertise to become an effective, forward-thinking manager and leader in Illinois Tech’s Master of Public Policy and Administration (M.P.P.A.) program. Our rigorous, applied courses are taught by expert faculty who have both excellent academic credentials and extensive professional experience. Smaller-sized classes provide frequent interaction with faculty and other students from a variety of professional backgrounds.

Your Choice: In Person or Online
• Each course meets one evening per week
• Attend classes at our downtown Chicago campus or online
• There is no GRE/GMAT requirement for admission

We Have Options to Match Your Goals
• Choose electives to customize your degree

Study public and nonprofit management, analytics, finance, and policy analysis and implementation.
• M.P.P.A. with Security, Safety, and Risk Management Specialization
Learn cutting-edge security strategies, administrative skills, and leadership techniques to manage public safety and emergency preparedness programs.

• M.P.P.A. with Emergency Planning Focus

Designed to provide emergency management credentials for first responders and other public safety professionals to advance in supervisory positions.

For more information, contact Roland Calia, M.P.P.A Program Director at [email protected] or 312.906.6505



University of Wisconsin-Platteville

UW-Platteville has distinguished itself as a leading criminal justice college, as it is the first institution of higher education in Wisconsin to grant the Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice. Since its creation in 1966, the department has been recognized by criminal justice agencies and criminology colleges across the nation for the excellence of its academic programs and the professional accomplishments of program graduates.

UW-Platteville offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. You can choose an emphasis in Corrections or Law Enforcement. We also offer online Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Criminal Justice Management, Criminal Justice Theory, and Victim Offender Services with the option to choose a minor in Criminal Justice.

Western Illinois University’s Master of Public Safety Administration is internationally known for academic excellence with a rich blend of theoretical, administrative, and practical knowledge. Complete your degree 100% online

Ranked #1 in Illinois for best online criminal justice programs, WIU brings real-world experience and scenarios into their classrooms. With more than 14,000 alumni and 1,500 agency partners, the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration covers various aspects of criminology, homeland security, forensic investigations, emergency management, and corrections.

Master of Science Degree Option

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

  • Emergency Management

  • Police Executive Administration

  • Community Engagement and Public Safety Leadership

For more information email program director, Jill Myers at jj-myers@wiu.edu or visit wiu.edu/leja.