Earn Your Degree at the
College of Public Service
Professionals working in both public- and civil-service positions share the great responsibility
of building and sustaining our communities and supporting the people who live there. In recognition
of the growing importance of these fields and careers, Kaplan University has established the College
of Public Service.
Schools within Kaplan University's College of Public Service focus on preparing you to pursue
careers and leadership positions in government and civil society.* Our web-based academic programs
allow you to tailor your own curriculum and plan class and study time to fit your unique schedule:
- The School of Arts and Sciences — You can
select from master's degree programs in psychology and public administration. We also offer bachelor's
degree programs in communication, early childhood development, human services, psychology, and public
administration and policy. In addition, associate's degrees are available, and we offer certificates
- The School of Graduate Education — The School
offers master's degree and certificate programs in education. We offer master's degree programs in areas such as teacher
education, educational psychology, instructional technology, or higher education.
- The School of Public Safety — You can pursue an undergraduate
or graduate degree or a certificate that acknowledges your commitment to public safety. We offer graduate degrees in criminal
justice and homeland security and emergency management. Undergraduate degrees are available in criminal justice, criminal
justice administration and management, international and comparative criminal justice, fire science, and emergency management.
Enroll with a desire to serve the community—graduate with the skills to help bring about change.
When you graduate from the College of Public Service, you'll be prepared to pursue careers that help, educate, protect, and improve
people's lives and communities. We can help you gain the right skills and experience to grow or advance in the government, nonprofit,
volunteer, or private sector. Our Career Services team also offers guidance and information to help you succeed in your chosen career.
At Kaplan University we are committed to your career in public service.
A Legacy of Commitment
This year Kaplan University is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Over the years we have helped
thousands of graduates who are committed to public service areas such as criminal justice, fire science, social services, public
administration, and public education at the K-12 or higher education level.
- Many of our faculty members are practicing professionals within the field of public service.
- Our faculty and coursework help prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge to lead or serve in public service.†
- Our online platform allows students the flexibility to study on their schedule.
- Many of our degrees offer a variety of specializations; students can customize their degree plans by selecting relevant
courses that best fit their interests.
- Undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn credit for eligible work and life experience, saving them both time and money.†
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*Kaplan University's programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in their field of study, or in related fields.
However, the University does not guarantee that graduates will be placed in any particular job or employed at all.
†Kaplan University does not guarantee transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior
Learning Assessment policy.