Marist College is an independent, private liberal arts institution located on a 240-acre campus in Poughkeepsie NY. Founded in 1929, Marist is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher education.

Marist has maintained academic partnerships with Law Enforcement in New York State for over 20 years, offering tuition benefits for all sworn and retired officers, as well as civilian employees. Marist also extends tuition benefits to adult family members age 22+. In recent years, we have expanded support to include all law enforcement and we now offer the same tuition benefits to the men and women of the Houston Police Department.

Marist offers 5 graduate programs, 2 advanced certificates and 1 bachelors degree completion program 100% online, so we believe we have something to offer every law enforcement agency in the country.

  • Special Scholarship for Houston PD employees – 50% off the regular tuition price for the Masters of Public Administration (MPA)- ($425/credit, $16,575 total tuition).
  • Officers and employees receive 25% discount of other select Graduate and Adult undergraduate programs.
  • The same 25% discount is extended to immediate adult family members age 22+

Qualifying students must be 22 years of age or older upon admission and applying through either Graduate Admission or Adult Undergraduate Admission

A great way to learn about our programs is through one of our virtual information sessions, for a complete list of upcoming sessions please visit

To learn more about our programs please visit:

Contact Information:

Graduate programs including the MPA – email or,

BA/BS in Liberal Studies bachelor degree completion program

Call 888-877-7900 and ask to speak to an advisor.