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Prepare for a Rewarding Career
in Public Safety Executive Leadership

Program Benefits
  • Up to 25% Discount
    on Out-of-State Tuition
  • $50 Savings
    with App Fee Waiver
  • Supported
    by FOP Lodge 69


Public Safety Executive Leadership

University of Maryland Global Campus has teamed up with agencies and associations in the public safety field to help their employees prepare for even more rewarding careers, offering a discount of up to 25% on out-of-state tuition. UMGC offers eligible students a discount on out-of-state-tuition for undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates in criminal justice, homeland security, legal studies, public safety leadership, and more. Plus, if you're eligible, we'll waive your application fee, too!

Explore Our Alliance

Through this alliance, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Online degree programs in some of today's most in-demand fields
  • Special pricing that saves you up to 25 percent on out-of-state tuition for most programs*
  • A career-focused curriculum you can complete entirely online
  • Enrollment support, including a virtual, streamlined admissions process that does not require the SAT®1 or GRE
  • A full suite of student services, including tutoring, mentoring, and lifetime career services
  • A transfer policy that lets you fast-track your certificate with up to 7 transfer credits

Tuition Discount Details

This discount will be applied to out-of-state tuition for eligible students in most programs.* This discount cannot be combined with certain scholarships or discount programs, including the Maryland Completion Scholarship, the Military New Graduate Student Savings Program, the Alumni Succeed Again Scholarship, and the discount for out-of-state community college alliances. Discounted tuition rates may not fall below the standard in-state rate or any special tuition rate offered to eligible activity-duty military servicemembers, their spouses, or dependents.

"FOP State Trooper Lodge 69 has reviewed and fully supports the classes offered by University of Maryland Global Campus's Public Safety Executive Leadership Program. Public safety leadership and current legal issues should be at the forefront of every public safety agency. We value our alliance with University of Maryland Global Campus and look forward to the next generation of law enforcement leaders."

President Andrew Liberto, FOP State Trooper Lodge 69


Public Safety Executive Leadership Program

Developed to equip you with the most current tools and methods necessary to become a leader in the field, this undergraduate certificate program consists of the following six online courses (18 credits total) that can be immediately transferred toward a UMGC bachelor's degree in public safety administration, homeland security, or criminal justice:

  • (3 Credits, PSAD 304)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 306)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 408)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 410)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 414)
  • (3 Credits, PSAD 416)

Get Started and Register

It’s easy to get started. Whether you're focused on advancing your career or continuing your education, UMGC offers the ideal program to help you reach your goal.


Apply for admission to UMGC: Complete the online application for admission. It typically takes about 10 minutes. Be sure to select your employer or organization on the application form.


Verify your affiliation/membership: Complete a tuition benefits verification form for each term that you plan to enroll in courses. Be sure to fill out the proper form. UMGC has a separate verification form for employees/members and spouses/dependents.

If your organization is not currently a participating agency or association, please contact Jim Deater at for potential partnership or contract training opportunities.


Earn credit for your education and eligible experience: Submit your official transcripts from any previous institutions of higher education.


Register for classes: Once you're admitted to UMGC, you will receive a student ID (EmplID) so you can register for courses online. Check the schedule of classes to view courses, and then register for classes online using the MyUMGC Student Portal.

About UMGC

We were founded more than 70 years ago specifically to serve the higher education needs of working adults and servicemembers. Today, we continue our global tradition with online and hybrid courses, more than 175 classroom and service locations worldwide, and more than 125 degrees and certificates backed by the reputation of a state university and the University System of Maryland.

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Get all of the information you need to begin your undergraduate or graduate program at University of Maryland Global Campus. Please complete and submit the form below. Complete this form to have an advisor contact you.

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* The tuition discount will not be applied to the following graduate programs and related courses: Master of Business Administration; Master of Science in data analytics; Master of Science in digital forensics and cyber investigation; Master of Science in cybersecurity management and policy; Master of Science in cybersecurity technology; graduate certificates in cybersecurity management and policy, cybersecurity technology, digital forensics and cyber investigation, and foundations in business analytics; all doctoral programs; and select legacy programs. The tuition discount will apply beginning in the term in which you notify UMGC of your eligibility. Tuition discounts will not be applied to previous terms.

Additional discounts may be available for Federal employees and their spouses and eligible dependents. Undergraduate and standard graduate program tuition for students who meet the criteria for Maryland residency will be the applicable in-state rate. Tuition for active-duty military; members of the Selected Reserves, National Guard, and the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and the spouses and dependents of these student groups will be the applicable military or specialty rate. If you are a student using Post 9/11 benefits, please contact an advisor at 800-939-8682 to determine if you can apply both benefits.

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