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Welcome Fraternal Order of Police Members

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DePaul University is a proud partner with the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge 7.

Since its founding, DePaul has been recognized as a university of academic excellence and for its longstanding commitment to the city. As members of Lodge 7, DePaul recognizes that you also have a unique knowledge of and connection to the City of Chicago. We are pleased to welcome Chicago's finest to DePaul University, and we look forward to showing you how we use the city as a classroom and laboratory for ideas and experiences that come from our unique relationship to this vibrant and dynamic urban community. Welcome!

In tune with the unique needs of working adults and CPD employees. DePaul recognizes how busy your lifestyle is and that you have great ambitions within the Chicago Police Department and beyond. Earning your bachelor degree or pursuing an advanced degree can help you get there. As a DePaul student, you'll experience a university dedicated to teaching and working with busy adults.

DePaul University will accept tuition reimbursement benefits offered to members of the FOP.

DePaul Degree Programs for Members of Lodge 7. DePaul has developed customized degree programs tailored to your prior learning, training experiences, interests and intended career path — making sure you can get to where you want to go. Getting your degree is important, but earning a degree from DePaul says something about who you are and your level of commitment to your goals.

DePaul University is offering the following degree programs for the members of the Fraternal Order of Police and Chicago police sergeants, lieutenants and captains:

Master of Public Administration, starting September 2017

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) educates current and future public administrators for leadership roles in local, state and the federal government. We offer a rich and engaging educational experience that is focused on professional skill development as well as networking opportunities with current student and alumni network. Our classes are led by a faculty with extensive professional experiences, as well as a knowledge of best practices gained through research and analysis of public management issues. Our mission is to train highly effective public sector leaders to:

  • Strategically analyze public problems in order to solve them in the most effective, efficient and equitable manner
  • Gain the skills and confidence to lead and manage a diverse public workforce toward meeting shared goals
  • Build and maintain accountable, democratic and ethical systems of public management and service delivery

Master of Jurisprudence with a concentration in criminal law (College of Law), starting in August 2017

DePaul's Master of Jurisprudence program​​ is specifically designed for professionals who do not seek to practice law, but who regularly encounter legal issues in their work and/or would benefit from a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of legal reasoning and doctrine. With such specialized legal knowledge, MJ graduates stand out as professionals who can effectively and comfortably communicate with legal counsel, and who can assess the needs of their organizations as the laws and regulations change and evolve in their professions. (Special note: This program will not require the LSAT entrance exam for FOP members.)

Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership (College of Education), starting in September 2017

The Educational Leadership doctoral program provides a rich knowledge base to analyze administrative practices and promote socially just leadership of schools and organizations with an educational purpose. Candidates bring their own particular areas of administrative interest and experience to the program, creating a rich cross-disciplinary basis for discussions and, often, a focus for research. This program will be offered on-site at the Chicago Police Academy.​

Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion Program in Business Administration, starting in September 2017

DePaul will help you gain the knowledge and skills you’ll need as a manager, supervisor or administrator in the corporate or nonprofit sectors. Students in this program will earn credit for prior learning and professional training experience through the Chicago Police Academy. 

Program highlights include coursework in:

  • Project management
  • Leadership
  • Professional communications
  • Human resources  
  • Risk management
  • Workplace law 
  • Technology, crime and civic engagement​

Contact Ken Cohn at or (312) 362-6306 to learn more about the degree programs or information on admission.​​​​​​​​