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The MLEA's ESO's, LT David Clifford (843-746-7940) email: or LT Chris Bradbury (843-746-0823) email: can answer any education-related questions you may have.

Guidelines for Academic Institutions seeking to participate in partnerships
with Coast Guard Training Schools

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University proudly offers students in the United States Coast Guard the opportunity to earn a regionally accredited, quality education from anywhere around the globe using multiple course delivery methods.
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American Military University


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice prepares students for a wide range of careers within the criminal justice field, and at the same time enhances the professional career paths of those already within the discipline.

AMU B.A. in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Maritime Law Enforcement

For further information email:

Vincennes University


We bring educational opportunity to individuals who may not have access to classes on a college campus. Our goal is to provide quality courses and services for individuals who need flexibility in meeting their educational objectives. 

  • Marine Science Technician, B.S. Homeland Security and Public Safety
  • Marine Science Technician, A.S. Law Enforcement
  • Boatswains Mate, B.S. Homeland Security and Public Safety
  • Boatswains Mate, A.S. Law Enforcement

    For further information contact:
    Matthew Schwartz MPA
    Director, Military Education Program
    Vincennes University
    Office: 812-888-5832
    Fax : 812-888-2076

  • Bellevue University


    Bellevue University offers "America Unguarded? Protecting the Homeland - Land, Air and Sea" to enhance the professional skills and knowledge of Coast Guard law enforcement professionals. This 12-week, 9-credit hour program covers:

  • The Do's and Don'ts of Investigations & Information Gathering
  • From Case Management to Courtroom: Enhancing Case Prosecution
  • Security and Law Enforcement - The Constitutional Umbrella

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    This program and all the ACE approved credit from a USCG Institute transcript will transfer into any of Bellevue University's Bachelor's Degree completion programs offered completely online. MLEA students can also get a FREE evaluation of their credits and get a personalized degree plan, once they apply. Bellevue University is proud to be part of the Education consortium of schools developed to support efforts at the Maritime Law Enforcement Academy.

    In addition to the above, Bellevue University offers relevant Bachelor's Degree majors to Coast Guard members, such as:

  • International Security and Intelligence Studies (ISIS):
  • Security Management:

    For further information contact:
    Willie Woolford
    Assistant Director, Military Programs
    Phone: 800-756-7920, Ext. 7632
    Bellevue University
    1000 Galvin Road South
    Bellevue, NE  68005

  • Northcentral University


    The Homeland Security specialization is designed to prepare undergraduate Learners in emergency preparedness, maritime security, air and ground transportation security, intelligence management, protection, cyberterrorism, biological terrorism, public health management, and the Incident Command system.  Learners in this specialization will study issues critical in the development of public service programs in the Homeland Security and Emergency Management fields. At the end of the Homeland Security specialization, Learners will complete a final written research project, demonstrating the ability to conduct an investigation of a workplace problem, identify an area for intervention, critique, justify, and recommend plan of preventative action.

    NCU Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): Homeland Security Specialization

    For further information contact:
    Francisco C. Lopez, SGM(R)
    Associate Director of Business Development
    Northcentral University
    10000 East University Drive
    Prescott Valley, AZ   86314
    Office:   877.686.0668
    Cell:      850.304.3745
    FAX:    936.273.2322

    University of Oklahoma


    For further information contact:
    Russ Tresner MAS (SMSgt Ret.)
    Military Coordinator
    Assistant Graduate Program Coordinator
    University of Oklahoma
    College of Liberal Studies
    1610 Asp Ave
    Norman, OK 73072
    405-325-9032 (Fax)

    University of Maryland University College


    The following are degree plans for a BS in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, and Homeland Security, in addition to an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

    For further information contact:
    James Cronin
    Assistant Vice President
    DOD Program Management
    (240) 684-2311

    Penn State University


    The College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State University has reviewed the new ACE recommendations for course offerings from the MLEA.  The following is a road map of a degree plan in law enforcement, and below are links to degree map information on Homeland Security graduate programs.

    Coast Guard Law & Society Road Map

    For further information contact:
    Ginny Newman
    Assistant Director, Military Education
    The Pennsylvania State University
    501 Keller Building
    University Park, PA 16802-1308
    Phone: 814-865-6016
    Fax: 814-865-4840

    Thomas Edison State College


    The following are degree plans that Thomas Edison State College offers for
    Bachelor of Science degrees in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security for BM
    and MST ratings. Many of the credits that we accept are given to all ratings.

    For further information contact:
    Gerard Walsh
    Associate Director
    Military and Veteran Education
    Thomas Edison State College
    101 W. State Street
    Trenton, NJ  08608
    Cell:    845 401 1177
    Office:  609 777 5696 x2193
    Fax:  609 984 7143

    Roger Williams University


    For further information contact:
    John Stout
    Dean, School of Continuing Studies
    Roger Williams University
    150 Washington Street
    Providence, RI 02903

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