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Specialized Fraternal Order of Police Academic Program Options

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Non-Cohort Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

DePaul offers nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees and concentrations. Our programs offer a blend of in-depth study and practical experience. Because we're known nationally for academic excellence, our reputation will enhance yours. 

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Cohort programs for FOP members

DePaul also offers four degree programs through the Chicago Police Academy: the Bachelor of Arts degree completion program with a concentration in Business Administration,  the Master of Legal Studies (formerly the Master of Jurisprudence) through DePaul’s College of Law,  the Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies with a focus on Organizational Leadership through the School for Continuing and Professional Studies, and the Doctor of Education through the College of Education. 

Learn together, solve problems together, build relationships together — that's the DePaul experience in our partnership cohort programs. Joining a cohort means being part of a group or "team" of classmates who typically share similar goals and levels of experiences.

  • Cohorts start and finish the program as one unit, allowing you to feel comfortable and well-supported throughout your classes.
  • The specific class lists and sequence of coursework is designed in advance of the program so you can plan your life and set yourself up for success.
  • Cohort students benefit from a well-developed professional network for life within the specific field of study and career.
  • DePaul faculty have years of experience in facilitating these classes where conversations are richer, more engaging and even fun.

FOP cohort degree programs offered through the Chicago Police Academy

Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion Program in Business Administration, scheduled to start in September 2022

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

Bachelor Degree Program Details:

Master of Legal Studies, scheduled to start in fall 2022

DePaul's Master of Legal Studies program, formerly the Master of Jurisprudence, 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, MLS 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.)  Tuition for this program is discounted 25%.

Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies, scheduled to start in September 2022

The Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies (MA) from the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) is for adults like you who would benefit from a graduate degree program that’s personally relevant with room for flexibility and customization. See your career advance as you gain cutting-edge professional competences grounded in a foundation of strategic planning, applied inquiry, and liberal arts-based soft skill development.  Whether you’re a working professional seeking career advancement, a career changer or a curious learner, our master’s of professional studies will deepen your knowledge, enhance your skills and advance your goals.  The cohort begins in September 2022, but FOP members are welcome to begin taking classes in July 2022.

Doctor of Education, scheduled to start in fall 2022

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.

Students may complete this degree by choosing either a capstone project or dissertation. Based on their selections, they will earn either an EdD or a PhD. Most students complete this degree in three to four years.  Tuition for this program is discounted 25%.