Arizona Law Enforcement Partnership
It is the mission of all members of Arizona Law Enforcement to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity, ensuring highway and public safety, and providing vital scientific, technical, and operational support to other criminal justice agencies. They provide quality, reliable and respectful service to the citizens of Arizona while being vigilant in the enforcement of the laws of the state. It is their vision to be a national model in providing ethical, effective, efficient and customer-oriented, state-level law enforcement services.
Marist recognizes the importance of providing affordable educational opportunities to the men and women of Arizona Law Enforcement. All sworn officers, civilian employees, along with their immediate adult family members, will receive the following benefits:
1) A tuition discount on graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs.
2) Employees will have the opportunity to enroll in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) online degree program with other law enforcement and criminal justice professionals featuring discounted tuition.
3) Options of full- and part-time degree programs, as well as 100% online, classroom-based courses or a mix of both.
Arizona Law Enforcement employees and their immediate adult family members must show proof of employment in order to qualify for the partnership tuition rate.
Adult undergraduate students are defined as students who began their Marist academic career at age 22 or older and who are applying through the office of Adult Undergraduate Admission. Graduate students are those students who are initiating an application for a stand-alone masters degree through the Office of Graduate Admission.
Final determination of eligibility is made by Marist College.
Complete our online inquiry form to receive more information. All contact information provided is confidential.
Marist College offers students a variety of programs on-site and online for both graduate and adult undergraduate (ages 22+) learners.
Please visit our eligible programs page for more information.
MARIST COLLEGE ONLINE MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (MPA) DEGREE PROGRAM
We offer two start dates for this online program. Apply by December 1 to start in January or apply by August 1 to start in September.
Marist College has offered the MPA degree since 1980 and, for over 20 years, has partnered with law enforcement agencies in New York State. As part of the academic partnership between Marist College and Arizona Law Enforcement, the MPA will be delivered as an online degree program to assist personnel who are unable to attend traditional courses at our satellite locations or prefer the convenience of online learning.
MPA PROGRAM STRUCTURE
Marist’s MPA degree program meets the needs of the busy law enforcement professional by combining accelerated scheduling and a reduced pricing structure with the flexibility and convenience of Marist’s online course delivery system. Students in this program represent a diverse mix of law enforcement and criminal justice professionals from local, state, and federal agencies throughout the nation. This combination of experience provides for an intensely rich and beneficial learning experience and allows students the opportunity to widen their professional networks.
The MPA program is comprised of 39-42 credits of graduate coursework (13-14 courses). Students with less than two years of work experience in the public or non-profit sectors will be required to complete a Public Administration internship. All MPA courses are eight weeks in length and offered Spring, Summer and Fall. Semester breaks are included. The entire graduate degree program can be completed in just over two years.
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