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NU Proudly Supports Public Safety Professionals Worldwide

National University, a veteran-founded nonprofit, is proud to support public safety professionals who protect and serve our communities every day. To show our appreciation for the work that you do, we are committed to providing affordable, accessible education to public safety professionals like you who want to advance their careers and reach their goals.

NU prides itself on its strict alignment with official training standards for several public safety agencies, including Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), U.S. Marshals, and Fire Department.

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To apply for your partnership benefits, fill out this form and send it directly to your enrollment advisor!

About the Public Safety Promise Scholarship

National University is offering public safety professionals plus their spouses and dependents a 25% tuition scholarship for over 75 flexible degree programs*. As a public safety employee, you can earn an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in fields such as criminal justice, homeland security, and public administration.

Here’s a special message to our law enforcement community from Chief Shelley Zimmerman (Retired), San Diego Police Department. Please view this video to learn more about our Public Safety Promise.

Eligible Agencies

  • Police and Sheriff Departments
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Department of Justice
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Office of Public Safety
  • Fire Department
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Medical Transportation
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • Private Security Services
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • And More!
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Get Course Credit for Work Experience

National University also provides credit for many prior career-training programs, including POST Police Academy training and Command College, California Probation and Adult Detentions training, Customs and Border Protection FLETC training, U.S. Marshals Service FLETC training, Fire Fighter 1 and 2, and more, getting you even closer to achieving your goals.

California Basic POST Police Academy Training Course Credits Available:

Fire Fighter Training in the State of California with the EMT Certification:

Emergency Medical (EMT) Training Course Credit:

U.S. Marshals Service Training Academy:

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Criminal Investigator:

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with an account specialist to discuss degree programs and scholarship options.

We’ve Got a Program for You

With more than 75 different degrees available, National University has several programs tailored to the public safety field, including:

Weekly Webinars: Transfer Your Credits to National University

We are hosting weekly Information Sessions on how to Transfer Your Credits to National University. During the sessions, you can speak with highly trained public safety specialists about your personal career and academic goals. There are two sessions a week, at different times for your convenience.

  • Over 75 accelerated programs to choose from
  • Four-week classes offered on campus or online
  • Convenient class schedules and year-round enrollment
  • Transfer credit for prior career training
  • Yellow Ribbon School with military tuition discounts
  • Dedicated student support services

Why Choose National University?

  • Adult Focused for 50 Years: National University has been dedicated to providing accessible, achievable higher education to hard-working adults since 1971.
  • Flexible 4-Week Courses: Start sooner and finish faster with four-week courses, monthly start dates, and year-round enrollment.
  • 75+ Degree Programs: Choose from career-focused associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs designed to help you pursue your purpose and make an impact in your community.
  • Online and On-site: Study options designed to fit into your busy schedule.
  • Regionally Accredited: WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) accreditation means your education meets high standards and is transferable.
  • Veteran-Founded Nonprofit: National University is proud to be San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university.

About National University

National University, a veteran-founded nonprofit, has been dedicated to meeting the needs of hard-working adults by providing accessible, affordable, achievable higher education opportunities since 1971. As San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university, NU offers over 75 online and on-campus programs and flexible four-week courses designed to help students reach their goals while balancing busy lives. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to over 25,000 students and 175,000 alumni around the globe, many of whom serve in helping industries such as business, education, health care, cybersecurity, and law and criminal justice.

*Nursing, radiation therapy, and doctoral programs excluded.

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