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Our Programs and Professional Development

Building Professional Skills for Service-Focused Careers!

Wherever your career takes you, you know one thing is certain—the only constant is change. The right educational foundation—from public administration degrees and education degrees to human service degrees and certificates—is essential for a career where making a difference for others is the goal. In the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education, we believe in you. We offer the degrees, certificates, micro-credentialing, and professional development programs you could use to achieve your dreams today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

Find the program that is right for you.

Degrees & Certificates
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice
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Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education
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Associate of Science in Legal Studies
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Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
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Bachelor of Science in Child Studies
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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
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Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
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Bachelor of Science in Human Services
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Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies
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Certificate in Paralegal Studies
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Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration
Graduate Certificate in Learning Design and Technology
Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching
Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English Language Learners (TELL)
Master of Education
Master of Public Administration
Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Science in Counseling and Human Services
Master of Science in Higher Education Leadership

Graduate Level

  • Leading and Managing Change
  • Building an Inclusive Organization
  • AEM/Certified Emergency Manager Certification
  • Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • National Response Framework
  • Initial Ethics Orientation
  • Public Information Officer Awareness
  • Orientation to FEMA Logistics
  • Emerging Leaders

Undergraduate Level

  • Introduction to Incident Command System
  • National Response Framework
  • National Preparedness Goals and System Overview
  • CDC Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC)
  • COVID-19 Contact Tracing
  • Introduction to Hazardous Materials
  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alert Originators
  • Social Media in Emergency Management
  • Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
  • Emergency Planning
  • Concepts of Religious Literacy for Emergency Management
  • Introduction to Exercises
  • Effective Communication
  • Introduction to National Incident Management System
  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan
  • Leadership and Influence
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP)
  • AEM/CEM Certification Exam Prep
  • Workplace Security Awareness
  • Human Research Training
  • Safe Zone Foundational Training
  • HS-BCP Credential Exam Prep
  • Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Skills for Psychological Recovery
  • Nonprofit Management Foundations
  • Family Resilience
  • Design Your First Infographic
  • Writing a Resume


While we offer micro-credentials outside of degree programs, each degree program in the John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education comes with micro-credential opportunities embedded within certain courses.


Continuing Education Courses

The John P. Burke School of Public Service and Education gives learners the self-paced online continuing education courses they need to achieve personal and professional goals. This is an educational experience for every learner no matter where they are in their lives or careers.

Police Recertification
Law enforcement professionals are dedicated to serving our communities. At Post University, we’re dedicated to serving the recertification needs of police officers, civic leaders, and all our community heroes.

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University Pathways Program

The University Pathways Program (UPP) is a transitions program that helps high school seniors with Individualized Education Programs (IEP) develop necessary life skills and, in some cases, prepare for college. These students usually enroll in a couple of freshman-level college courses in the fall and spring semesters, earning up to 12 college credits while in the UPP at Post.

With the addition of a Program Chair and a partnership with EdAdvance of Litchfield—one of Connecticut’s six Regional Educational Service Centers—we have strengthened our UPP offerings to provide two defined pathways for incoming students. Our University Track offers a college path for qualifying students while the Emerging Learners Track helps students build life and coping skills to become more self-sufficient adults.

Depending on the terms of the IEP, UPP students have access to a wide range of support services not usually available to their non-UPP classmates, including weekly specialized counseling, tutoring from a special education teacher, support from a professional speech specialist, and other invaluable services.

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English Language Institute (ELI)

For learners whose first language is not English, Post offers 15 English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) courses to become more proficient in English. These 8-week ESL courses form the English Language Institute (ELI) and provide learners with six levels of reading & writing coursework as well as six levels of listening & speaking coursework. ELI courses provide critical support for international students as they strengthen English speaking and comprehension skills before diving into degree-specific classes. All 15 ELI courses can also be taken online through the Accelerated Degree Program, making classes available to off-campus learners.

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Additional Program Information:

Curriculum, Course Descriptions, & Program Outcomes

Please see the University Catalog for each online program’s curriculum with course descriptions and program outcomes.

Admissions Requirements
View the full list of the Admissions Requirements.

Our online admissions team is also available to walk you through the application process and answer any questions on our program requirements. Contact us to learn more!

Tuition & Payment Options
View the Tuition and Fees section for information for our online degree program costs.

We offer several funding options as you pursue your education. Please see the Scholarships and Other Ways to Save section to learn more about our:

  • External Scholarships
  • Education Partnership Program Tuition Reduction
  • Post Eagle Program (Military)
  • Payment Plans
  • And more!

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