The demand for efficient, flexible learning options for law enforcement officers looking to take their careers to the next level has never been higher. And especially at a time when educational settings are rapidly adapting due to the coronavirus pandemic, remote education is becoming the safest and most reliable as well as the most effective way to make your professional aspirations a reality.
We know what you’re thinking: “How can I balance school with a 40-plus-hour workweek and hours that constantly change?” That’s where the National Fraternal Order of Police University (NFOPU) comes in. Over a decade ago, the FOP joined forces with a consortium of accredited universities to meet the unique needs of its members. With a variety of distance-learning and nontraditionally structured programs designed to fit your busy schedule, it’s easy to find a program that’s perfect for you.
Many online learning options available through NFOPU can offer opportunities to:
- Learn at any hour of the day or night instead of attending classes on a predetermined schedule
- Start classes at a variety of times during the year, set your own pace and follow condensed course timelines designed for working adults
- Attend the college of your choice regardless of geographical location, and conduct your learning where you choose
- Connect with mentors and likeminded learners across the nation
- Learn in different and nontraditional styles, with emphasis on multimedia and interactivity
- Find support (technical, academic and even social opportunities) to help you adapt
Many of the NFOPU universities make earning your degree hassle-free and affordable by offering class credit for work experience and past education, special FOP discounts and more! Plus, the Grand Lodge’s Education Tuition Scholarship is available to reimburse eligible members enrolled in an NFOPU school.
Hundreds of members have seen their careers soar since taking advantage of what NFOPU has to offer. Are you ready to take the next step?
Meet the Consortium
American Military University
Dedicated to educating those who serve, AMU offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates — 100% online — including Law Enforcement, Intelligence and Homeland Security, and Emergency and Disaster Management.
Described as “among the top tier of the Best National Universities” by U.S. News & World Report, Ashland University has an online Criminal Justice program with two tracks to choose from: law enforcement administration and correctional administration.
California Coast University
CCU’s online Criminal Justice associate, bachelor’s and master’s programs provide the theories, principles and best practices needed to succeed in the field. There’s also an online undergraduate certificate program, Fundamentals of Criminal Justice.
Central State University
Central State University offers a B.S. in Criminal Justice with three different areas of emphasis: law enforcement, judicial and corrections. There are several beneficial distance-learning courses, from Intro to Criminal Justice to Drugs and Human Behavior.
Eastern Gateway Community College
EGCC provides students with a comprehensive online Criminal Justice program, which gives students the option to take part in a one-year police academy program that prepares them to take the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission certification test.
George Washington University
GW offers three online master’s programs — Cybersecurity Strategy and Information Management, Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance, and Homeland Security — and an online bachelor’s in Police and Security Studies.
National University has a wide range of online options, with bachelor’s degrees in Cybersecurity, Criminal Justice Administration, and Homeland Security and Emergency Management, as well as master’s in Organizational Leadership and Criminal Justice.
Designed with the working professional in mind, Olivet College’s online Criminal Justice program includes courses such as Police Administration, Social Issues in Criminal Justice and Client Relations.
Some of Tiffin’s relevant online undergrad programs are Homeland Security and Terrorism, Justice Administration, and Law Enforcement; grad degrees include Crime Analysis, Crime Science, Criminal Behavior and Homeland Security Administration.
Trident University International
A fully online school that prides itself on being military-friendly, Trident has both undergraduate and graduate programs in Homeland Security, Leadership and much more.
Union Institute & University
UIU’s online options include bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice Management and Emergency Services Management, a master’s in Organizational Leadership and a Master of Business Administration program with a concentration in cybersecurity.
University of Cincinnati
UC’s online program prepares students to be leaders in the law enforcement field with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Criminal Justice. The university also offers a wide range of certificates, including analysis in criminal behavior, crime analysis and prevention, and correctional rehabilitation.
University of Maryland Global Campus
With a focus on online learning, UMGC offers a variety of programs to take your career to the next level, including Cybersecurity Management and Policy, Criminal Justice, Investigative Forensics, Legal Studies and more.
University of San Diego
USD’s online M.S. in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership covers management, organizational theory, budget and finance, public safety law, and conflict resolution in addition to criminal justice topics, and can be completed in 20 months.
Upper Iowa University
Distance-learning choices at UIU encompass not only online courses, but also a self-paced version that can be web-based or completed via mail or email. Undergraduate programs include Criminal Justice, Emergency and Disaster Management, and Public Administration.
Walden offers online Criminal Justice degrees at every level, from certificate to Ph.D., plus grad programs in Criminal Justice Leadership and Emergency Management. With the Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) option, students can earn credit toward a master’s degree while completing their undergraduate studies.
Online programs at Waldorf include Criminal Justice, Administration, Emergency Management, andHomeland Security at multiple undergraduate levels, plus an M.A. in Organizational Leadership focusing on criminal justice.