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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:

Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion Program with a Concentration in Public Safety and Security Management, starting January 2017
DePaul's School for New Learning will offer an accelerated undergraduate degree completion program in the area of Public Safety and Security Management. This specialized curriculum integrates real-world experiences with emerging academic research and learning for law enforcement and public safety officials who are looking to complete their bachelor's degree at DePaul. This program will be offered onsite at the Chicago Police Academy and DePaul University.

Master of Public Administration, starting March 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 through DePaul’s College of Law, started August 2016

Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership through the School of Education, started September 2016

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