The arts and sciences programs offered through the College of Public Service are designed for people with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others.
Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our business degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your business career to a higher level.
Whether you want to enter the field of criminal justice or need credentials to advance your career, Kaplan University's criminal justice degree programs are designed to help you achieve your goal.
Our online education degree programs and certificates could help prepare you to teach diverse learners a broad range of academic content and educational foundations.
Our comprehensive fire science programs offer the flexibility on online learning, ideal for individuals in the fire science and emergency management fields who may work inconsistent hours.
You could acquire real-world knowledge and practical skills and prepare for a career in the health care industry by earning a health sciences degree, diploma, or certificate.
Our programs in legal studies, paralegal studies, and environmental policy are designed to fit your educational goals.
Our nursing degree and certificate programs are taught by practicing professionals who are dedicated to helping you prepare for real-world challenges in nursing.
Kaplan University's IT programs are designed to prepare you with the knowledge and skills you need to start or advance your technology career.
Kaplan University offers over 180 degree and certificate programs all available to military, veterans, and spouses of active duty members. In addition, several programs have been developed to complement specific military occupations or programs established by the military.
The Kaplan University School of General Education courses support the academic, social, personal, and professional development of learners throughout their engagement with the University.
Offering the flexibility of online education and support for military students.
Every day, talented individuals are proving it's never too late to think about the future.
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The School of Public Safety offers you a diverse selection of criminal justice and fire science degrees and specializations.
Dr. Brackin has over 30 years experience in public safety and began his career with the Columbus, MS Fire Department.
Many of our faculty are working professionals who truly understand the challenges you face and can offer you real-world perspectives.
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Public safety professionals provide services that are essential to the survival and well-being of our country—and our world. Kaplan University recognizes and supports the efforts of these dedicated men and women. We have helped thousands earn their degrees, giving them the tools they need to pursue a wide range of rewarding careers.* As part of our College of Public Service, the School of Public Safety supports Kaplan University’s commitment to offer students a wider selection of degrees that serve socially conscious career pathways, including the fields of criminal justice and fire science. We also offer specializations designed to build your career in growth areas such as emergency management and homeland security.†
Though we can’t guarantee employment or career advancement, we can teach you the skills to help make you more competitive. Many of our programs can even be customized to support your own personal goals.
Kaplan University’s faculty members have years of experience in the fields of criminal justice and firefighting. Many are working professionals who truly understand your career requirements and the challenges you face, and offer you real-world perspectives you can respect.
Like many students, you may already have valuable knowledge from your job or college courses. At Kaplan University, you have the opportunity to earn college credit for prior coursework, including from police and fire academies, which could reduce the number of credits you need to graduate, saving you time and money. If you enroll in an undergraduate program, you may also receive credit for eligible career or life experience. While no university can guarantee the transferability of credit from these sources, we encourage students to apply for a credit evaluation.
Kaplan University understands that earning your degree is a significant investment, both financially and personally. To help you succeed, we offer special scholarships for experienced government and nonprofit professionals. These are straightforward awards that go directly toward reducing your tuition, with no repayment required.
Brigadier General Nick Halley, U.S. Army (Retired), is an internationally recognized expert on leadership and terrorism.
Shane is an Academic Chair in the Criminal Justice department and has taught in online and on-ground settings for over 5 years.
Officer Bob Warnock and Lieutenant J.C. Paez are experienced law enforcement professionals and instructors.
Working fire chief and Kaplan instructor John Mead believes firefighting and public safety are more than careers.
* Additional police academy training may be required for law enforcement jobs.
† Source: O*Net Online, Summary Report for Emergency Management Directors (11-9161.00), Risk Management Specialists (13-2099.02), Security Management Specialists (13-1199.02), Security Managers (11-9199.07), and Transportation Security Screeners (33-9093.00), on the Internet at www.onetonline.org. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.