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A Top-Tier Education for Chicago's Lodge 7 Members 

DePaul University has always been proud to call Chicago home. Since DePaul was founded 125 years ago, the city has enriched our classrooms, laboratories and cultural opportunities. In recognition of the university's long-standing partnership with the City of Chicago, DePaul is delighted to offer educational benefits for members of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 7. 

We are thrilled you are considering DePaul! 

Discover What a DePaul Degree Can do for You

FOP members may explore over 300 academic programs from DePaul's ten colleges and schools. DePaul has also developed customized degree programs tailored to your prior learning, training experiences, interests and intended career path. These cohort-style degree programs are designed specifically for members of the FOP, including the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion Program in Business Administration.
  • Master of Legal Studies with a concentration in Criminal Law (College of Law).
  • Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies with a focus on Organizational Leadership.
  • Doctor of Education with an emphasis on Educational Leadership. 

To learn more, visit the Programs page. To register for an upcoming online information session through the Chicago Police Academy, visit the Events page. 

Why DePaul?

A premier academic reputation. Earn your degree from a university that U.S.News & World Report ranked as one of the “Best National Universities” and “Best Value Universities” in 2021. See how DePaul is highly regarded in many fields.

Distinguished faculty. Learn from faculty members with exceptional academic, professional and research backgrounds who understand how to support working adults. You’ll gain hands-on experiences applying the latest theories and best practices in the workplace.

In tune with the needs of CPD employees. DePaul recognizes that maintaining work/life balance is important and taking on a new commitment requires significant consideration. Classes are offered with daytime and evening options to accommodate the variable scheduling demands of the Chicago Police Department.

A network of successful alumni. There is a reason that Crain’s calls DePaul alumni “the backbone of Chicago business.” Become a member of DePaul’s alumni network, with more than 125,000 members in the Chicago area and 201,000 worldwide.