National University, a Veteran-founded nonprofit, is proud to support public safety professionals who protect and serve our communities every day. To show appreciation, we commit to providing affordable, accessible education to all public safety professionals to advance their careers and help them reach educational goals through our Public Safety Promise Scholarship.

National University offers all public safety personnel — plus their spouses and dependentsa 25% tuition scholarship that can be used for most associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree programs, plus credentials and certificates. Public safety professionals, as well as spouses and dependents, are also eligible for a 15% tuition scholarship for doctoral programs. Earn your degree in criminal justice, homeland security, and public administration, and finish faster with convenient course formats and monthly starts.

Get Course Credit for Work Experience

National University also provides credit for many prior career-training programs.  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, Fire Academy, and more, getting you even closer to achieving your goals.

Find Your Program

With more than 190+ different degrees — plus credentials and certificates — available, National University has several programs tailored to the public safety field, including:

If you’re interested in getting information about our programs or applying for credit toward your degree, speak with a public safety specialist to learn more. See where NU can take you!