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  • pyro6999
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    what about the online program through the U of Cincinnati??

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  • NJFMBAmember
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    Originally posted by octhefirefool View Post
    So i got into the fire service with my associates, thinking that I would not want to go any higher than a captain. As life progresses and things that were once challenging become day to day, we look for new challenges. I am starting to research getting my bachelors degree and want to know anyones insight into to. Obviously would have to be an online school, so anyone with experience in this please share. looking for info on which schools, cost, time, type of degree (area of study) and what not.

    OCFF
    We have had members attain their BA/BS from University of Maryland and American Military University totally online and they had nothing but good things to say about the programs.

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  • paulLepore
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    I earned both my Bachelors and Masters from Cal State Long Beach. The bachelors program was not very strong. In fact, the do not offer it any longer. The masters was through the Center For Public Policy - Public Administration. I would highly recommend it.

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  • pyro6999
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    Has anyone here used Kaplan univ.?????

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  • JT_Fire_2000
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    That state benefit is HUGE, wish we had something like that. No excuses not to do it.

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  • dfwfirefighter
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    Originally posted by fire49 View Post
    Tx a&m has an emergency management degree

    http://www.teex.com/teex.cfm?pageid=...emplateid=1407
    For clarification, that is WEST Texas A&M - not the A&M you are thinking of.

    The good part about this program is that is entirely online. Additionally, if you are a TCFP-commissioned Firefighter in Texas, the State pays for this (or any other emergency services-related) degree.

    Good luck.

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  • dfwfirefighter
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    If I were to pick a course of study, I'd pick something along the lines of Emergency Management, Urban Studies with an emphasis on Public Administration, or plain ole' Public Administration itself.

    A fire science degree is nice but if you'd studied and prepared yourself for your organization's promotional process, you've likely covered most if not all of what you'd learn in a fire science degree program.

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  • dopey
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    Originally posted by octhefirefool View Post
    I am starting to research getting my bachelors degree and want to know anyones insight into to. Obviously would have to be an online school, so anyone with experience in this please share. looking for info on which schools, cost, time, type of degree (area of study) and what not.

    OCFF
    Hey OCFF - I don't have expert advice, as haven't entered a program yet, but I'm also considering getting my degree online at the moment. I found a site with some good info that I've been looking at - http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.com so that might help you. I think the accredited part is most important, if you don't go to an accredited school, then the degree is slightly worthless. :/

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  • bobp
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    APUS online school

    You might also look at American Public University. They focus on firefighters, police officers, and military. www.apus.edu. I am just finishing a Masters degree and it has been excellent.

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  • FireRescueLupo
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    Good info, I was actually looking into this exact thing and coming across this thread has helped the search. Volunteer State in Tennessee also has an online Fire Science program, have yet to compare cost though. Thanks all.

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  • FiremanLyman
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    Originally posted by BennyT373 View Post
    I finished my Bachelors Science online through Columbia Southern University. I have nothing but positive things to say. My degree is in Occupational Safety & Health; concentration Fire Science. The tuition was the same as in-state tuition at a D1 school in WV (Marshall University), but CSU included the books for free. All professors are exceptionally accredited.

    It's advertised in Firehouse quite often. Some big city department FF's receive tuition discounts (i.e. FDNY, and I believe Chicago and several other places, as those depts endorse the program).
    I have 4 more classes to complete a degree with CSU also. They are very helpful and their online system works well. You'll get out of it what you put into it.

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  • JT_Fire_2000
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    A guy I work with did his through Columbia also. He was very satisfied.

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  • BennyT373
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    I finished my Bachelors Science online through Columbia Southern University. I have nothing but positive things to say. My degree is in Occupational Safety & Health; concentration Fire Science. The tuition was the same as in-state tuition at a D1 school in WV (Marshall University), but CSU included the books for free. All professors are exceptionally accredited.

    It's advertised in Firehouse quite often. Some big city department FF's receive tuition discounts (i.e. FDNY, and I believe Chicago and several other places, as those depts endorse the program).

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  • fire49
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    With the westernillinois/ nfa program if you have attended or plan to attend nfa some of the courses count as a class

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  • fire49
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    Do you just want a general degree or one that may help for promotion???

    Check grand canyon

    http://education-portal.com/program/...istration.html

    Tx a&m has an emergency management degree


    http://www.teex.com/teex.cfm?pageid=...emplateid=1407



    Sorry for posting a link but good bookmark and do not have to repeat what is on it

    http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/higher_e...feshe_ddp.shtm

    Also western illinois

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