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Northwood University, in collaboration with the Michigan State Police, has launched a premier education initiative designed with MSP team members in mind.

With innovative degree completion pathways that maximize professional training and life experience, Michigan State Police team members will save time and money in their pursuit of education.

These program provide troopers and civilian team members at every stage of their careers an opportunity to finish what they have started, quickly and cost-effectively!

Program Highlights

  • Accelerated online courses
  • Earn credits for prior learning, professional training, and work-life experience
  • Easy admissions process
  • Concierge advising support
  • Lifelong career services and coaching

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Classes are conveniently offered every eight (8) weeks online to provide opportunities when you are ready, wherever you may be.


In conjunction with the Michigan State Police, Northwood University has established exclusive tuition pricing for team members at the undergraduate and graduate levels to mitigate your education cost.

Priority Guidance & Personal Support

Michigan State Police team members will receive personalized concierge support to ensure the admissions and enrollment is swift and streamlined.

Transfer-Friendly (ATC)

With exclusive degree completion and an accelerated transfer credit (ATC) process, Michigan State Police team members get full credit for their prior professional training, MCOLES, Trooper School, and more!

Northwood University understands that learning can occur in several ways beyond the classroom. This accelerated transfer credit review process will help you save time and money towards reaching your education goals.

Exclusive Pricing

  • $10,500* Bachelor of Science | Leadership & Service
  • $12,000** Master of Science | Organizational Leadership

*Applies to experience officers with an associate degree at the time of application

**Price reflects continued enrollment to the MSOL from completing the BS in Leadership and Service

Information Sessions

Throughout 2023 we will hold Information Sessions for MSP team members to learn more about Northwood University’s undergraduate and graduate programs. MSP team members are eligible for several exclusive benefits.

Click the button below and select a date from the list to sign up and learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

All employees of Michigan State Police are eligible to participate in the Northwood University Premier Education Pathways Program.

Northwood University will assess each student’s unique situation prior to any transfers or transitions.

YES! There are options available for dependents given what they are interested in for online or on-campus offerings. For example, Northwood University has established exclusive tuition scholarships for MSP team members children who are interested in pursuing their education on Northwood University’s beautiful campus in Midland, MI.

Each student varies, however the maximum amount a student can transfer in is 90 semester credit hours or 75% of a bachelor’s degree. Troopers can automatically transfer in 45 semester credits towards their bachelor’s degree given their extensive MCOLES and Trooper School trainings.

Students who leave during an active course are subject to Northwood’s withdrawal policies for Michigan State Police students.

Depending on the pathway and program you enroll in based on your work/life experience and former education, Northwood’s programs can result in you earning a Bachelor of Science degree (BS), a Master of Science (MS), or a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA).

Students who withdraw from the program and are in good standing (2.0 GPA or above) must reapply after 12 months. Students who withdraw for a 5-year period must complete the degree requirements of the current catalog.

Yes, as a Michigan State Police team member, any tuition support you are eligible for given your rank will be directly applied to your student account/balance.

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Yes, you must complete the Northwood application for admission requirements, as well as any supplemental information required by the Northwood University admissions process. Our team will evaluate your previous academic transcripts at no charge. Request official transcripts to be sent to .

Yes, Northwood University is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

We encourage all students to apply for Financial Aid to maximize any and all grant monies available at the state and federal levels, thus lowering your out of pocket expenses. You can do so online by completing a FAFSA application. All federal grants will be applied toward tuition.

You can continue your education at Northwood University; however, you will revert to the standard university tuition rates. Each semester all participants will be approved by the Michigan State Police to confirm they are in good standing with the department.

Yes, these programs were designed with working Michigan State Police employees in mind and include access to tutoring, advising, and student support services. In addition, students will have access to career counseling and placement services throughout the duration of their program and for life once they earn their degree from Northwood University.

Students can use an iPad, Chromebook, PC, or Mac.

Yes! In fact, those who complete their undergraduate degree through this program have an accelerated pathway to the Master’s of Science in Organizational Leadership.

There are two classes per each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Fall and Spring classes are 8 or 16 weeks long and Summer classes are 6 or 12 weeks long. Some courses require a full semester and are not available in a 6 or 8 week format. Some examples of this are ACC 2410 and MTH 1150.