Chicago Police Department Partnership and Programs
Saint Xavier University offers a Master of Business Administration program and degree completion programs in partnership with the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division.
Adult Degree Completion Programs
The Degree Completion Programs are offered online and in-person at the Saint Xavier University campus. Degree completion programs are designed for busy professionals who have either earned an associate degree or have prior college credit and are eager to continue their education. The programs are intended for students whose life/work experience and prior learning allows them to be successful in an accelerated program and to complete self-directed, instructor-assisted research.
If you are interested in other majors offered as an in-person format, please review the full list of undergraduate programs.
Master of Business Administration
Saint Xavier University offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and degree completion programs in partnership with the Chicago Police Department Education and Training Division. Qualified graduate CPD students may apply for the First Responder Scholarship, which can cover 25% of tuition costs that are not reimbursed by the City of Chicago.
Applications are accepted throughout the year for Graham School of Management's MBA and certificate program classes that are offered at the Chicago Police Academy. Terms begin each year in August, October, January, March and June.
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Deborah Pascua, J.D., SXU/CPD staff liaison, provides an overview of the program in the video below:
Tuition and Fees for Police Officers
Saint Xavier University has partnered with the City of Chicago to offer a secure, streamlined payment solution that saves students time when making education payments. Students do not need to submit their own grade documents for tuition reimbursement; SXU will prepare and submit the necessary information for tuition reimbursement to the City of Chicago on their behalf.
As a courtesy to our first responders and as part of the Saint Xavier University/Chicago Police Department Partnership in Education program, the University will allow our CPD students to have a balance of up to $6,000 and still be allowed to register for classes. However, students with outstanding tuition balances of $6,000 or greater will not be permitted to register for a subsequent semester until their balance is brought below this amount. SXU also offers qualified graduate CPD students the First Responder Scholarship, which can cover 25% of tuition costs that are not reimbursed by the City of Chicago.
Saint Xavier University provides high-quality educational programs at an affordable cost. While we understand that our CPD students receive financial assistance from the City of Chicago and that this assistance is sometimes delayed, ultimate financial responsibility belongs to the student. At its core, this policy is part of our commitment to ensuring we can continue to provide high-quality educational programs at an affordable cost to all of our students.
Meet the SXU/CPD Liaison
Deb Pascua, J.D.
Deborah "Deb" Pascua, J.D., retired from the Chicago Police Department in 2014 as a lieutenant/inspector with over 27 years of service. Before graduating with her MBA from SXU in 2007,Pascua received her J.D. degree from John Marshall Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of Illinois in 1990. She has been active in the practice of EEO law and the advancement/mentoring of women in law enforcement with her participation in The Chicago Police Women's Association CPWA). After retirement, she obtained her State of Illinois Private Detective and Security Contractor License to start her own security business, Illinois Security Analytics and Consulting,LLC.
Jennifer Maddox '07
"My experience as a Saint Xavier student was valuable. I didn't realize getting my MBA would lead me to a transformational change within myself and my career. The skills that I gained: leadership, initiative, strategic thinking and adaptability to change assisted me within my nonprofit work. We have contributed to the greater good by transforming and changing lives in the community that we serve. Thank you, Saint Xavier, for giving me the foundation."