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Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. Academic Partnership

Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. is a privately owned commercial Paramedic service dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care to the communities and facilities we serve. After years of continued growth, they now operate a fleet of over 50 paramedic ambulances and emergency response vehicles with a staff of over 350 and their goal remains the same: To provide quality care, delivered by a well trained and dedicated staff that share that same commitment. The majority of their staff not only lives in but also has strong ties with the communities they serve, often as volunteers with local EMS and Fire agencies.

Mobile Life is the largest EMS Agency located in the Hudson Valley and responds to over 80,000 calls per year. In addition to being the designated 911-EMS Agency for the Cities of Newburgh, Middletown, Kingston, and Poughkeepsie, and a dozen other municipalities, Mobile Life Support Services provides paramedic Intercepts for many of the volunteer Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance Agencies in our region and also supplies service to the fourteen hospitals in our service area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

As a way of saying "thank you" to the many Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. employees who reside in our community, Marist College is offering special tuition pricing for all employees and their immediate adult family members.

  • A tuition discount on eligible graduate and adult undergraduate degree programs. For our complete list of eligible programs and discounted pricing visit our eligible programs and pricing page.
  • Options for Full-Time and Part-Time Master's and Bachelor's degree programs offered 100% online, in-class or a mix of both.
  • Enjoy state of the art classrooms for our Bachelor's and Master's programs offered on our Main Campus in Poughkeepsie, NY. We also offer a classroom-based MPA option at our satellite locations in Queens, NY, and Albany, NY.


Mobile Life Support Services 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.

Programs Offered

Marist College offers students a variety of programs on-site and online for both graduate and adult undergraduate (ages 22+) learners.

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 and emergency services agencies in New York State. As part of the academic partnership between Marist College and Mobile Life Support Services, 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.

To attend one of our MPA Virtual Information Sessions RSVP at