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Associate in Public Service and Management

If you are a first responder, current military personnel or veteran, the A.S. in Public Service and Management program was designed to help you qualify for leadership positions in the private and public sectors. This associate in public service management degree program offers a First Responder Track and a Military Track you can choose from, depending on your qualifications. Both tracks allow students to capitalize on their first responder or military training to gain assessed credit in the program. This approach recognizes the value in your real-world experience while making your path to completion even more efficient.

Why Pursue My A.S. in Public Service and Management at IWU?

Our A.S. in Public Service and Management can help you transition the leadership skills and confidence you gained working as a first responder or serving in the military into a management-level career in public and private industries. The public service management degree curriculum is taught by faculty with years of experience working in leadership roles in public service-focused organizations. Our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career in public service. In addition, your tuition rates will be locked in from the moment you begin your program so you can sure your rates will stay the same while you study.

What Will I Learn in this Associate in Public Service and Management Program?

The curriculum includes a mix of foundational and core courses that provide a holistic experience to fully prepare the student for real-world success. Course topics span business leadership, communication, management, national security, political science, and more. The program concludes with a capstone project that will demonstrate your ability to apply your learning to solve the kinds of challenges you will face in management roles.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

60 Credit Hours

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$250 (Military)/ $299 (First Responder)/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.
What You Will Study in This Associate of Science in Public Service and Management Program

Coursework for this associate in public service management degree covers how to:

  • Develop critical thinking skills to quickly analyze situations and strategize effective solutions
  • Communicate clearly in high-stress and professional situations in an appropriate manner for the context and audience
  • Gain the knowledge and ability to understand the impact of globalization on economics, politics, and national security
  • Integrate Christian principles into your career and leadership abilities, no matter which professional role in public service you pursue

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After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Corrections Officer
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic
  • Police Officer
  • And more!


Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Program Requirements
  • Available only to qualified military students. A qualified military student is defined as someone who has 6 semester hours of ACE recommended military training and experience on a JST or CCAF transcript and is identified as one of the following categories:
    • Active duty members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard
    • Currently serving in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard Reserves
    • Currently serving in the Army or Air National Guard
    • Veterans discharged under honorable conditions from all branches of the Armed Forces, Reserves, National Guard, and Coast Guard
    • Air Force veterans without a conferred Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) Degree must provide their CCAF transcripts
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 6 transferable credit hours as listed on a JST or CCAF transcript for training received in any Military Occupation Specialty (MOS), Naval ratings and designators used along with the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) system, and Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC), and Coast Guard Ratings.
  • Available only to qualified first responder students.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 6 credit hours granted for a law enforcement, fire academy, first responder, or emergency medical personnel either through IWU’s prior learning assessment or as evidenced on an official transcript from a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Credit documented on a transcript awarded by a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a minimum grade of "C".
  • Credit documented on a JST or CCAF transcript for training received in any MOS, NEC system, AFSC, and Coast Guard Ratings.
  • Completion of 60 hours
  • Completion of foundational, major, and general education requirements as outlined in the program of study
  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified (General Education Requirements).
  • Completion of 27 hours in the major with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • To meet the residency requirement 15 semester hours must be completed at IWU.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees in order to receive a diploma.
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Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024

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