Why choose UIU?
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence and leadership development to more than 5,800 students — both nationally and internationally — at our traditional campus in picturesque Fayette, Iowa; through our various online degree programs; at our U.S. centers; through our self-paced degree program; and at our international centers.
Degrees for your career
- B.S. in Criminal Justice
- B.S. in Public Administration with a law enforcement emphasis
- B.S. in Emergency and Disaster Management
- Master of Public Administration (MPA) with a Justice Administration or Homeland Security emphasis
- and several more programs...
Nationally regarded distance learning programs
- Academically qualified faculty with practitioner experience
- No on campus residency
- Regionally accredited
- Open enrollment so you can begin your degree during any term
- Flexible schedule for faster degree completion
- Maximum transfer of credits; military, ACE, CLEP, DSST, and experiential learning
The Self-Paced Degree Program is modeled after traditional correspondence learning. It is a paper/email based Self-Paced Degree Program specifically designed to make learning as flexible as possible. You may enroll in a course at any time and study at you own pace. Each course offers a six month enrollment period with no minimum time frame for completion of the course.
For those who prefer interaction with other students, the Online Degree Program enables completion of courses in a virtual classroom environment. You can log on to your course at any time. Six eight weeks terms are offered each year.
UIU’s learning centers offer evening and weekend classes that provide students the convenience to pursue new opportunities. Our learning centers offer the perfect learning environment where students feel welcome and find a new commitment to pursuing academic goals.
Receive UIU college credit for your law enforcement training
Through our experiential learning program you may be eligible to receive up to 30 college credits for your law enforcement academy training.
Assistant Vice President of the Center for Distance Education