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OSU-Tulsa has partnered with the Tulsa Police Department to include the Tulsa Police Academy as part of the Bachelor of Professional Studies. Students who complete all prior degree requirements and are accepted into the Tulsa Police Academy will earn the final 15 credit hours of their bachelor’s degree by completing the approximately 28-week academy.

Partnership with
Tulsa Police Department


Officer Jesse Guardiola 

Officer Jesse Guardiola, senior officer for minority recruitment and workforce development for the Tulsa Police Department, collaborated in the creation of the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Public Safety.


Public Safety Program Requirements  

Students interested in attending the Tulsa Police Academy must pass a background check, maintain physical fitness standards, meet regularly with a TPD recruiter/mentor and maintain your eligibility to work on the police force. Students must complete a total of 120 credit hours and must maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0.

OSU-Tulsa City of Tulsa and Tulsa County Employee Tuition Waiver

During the Tulsa Police Academy, you are employed by the City of Tulsa and are eligible for a tuition waiver equal to half of your tuition costs for up to six credit hours per semester. Since the Academy will stretch across two semesters of enrollment, you will qualify for the waiver for both semesters. 

Scholarship Information

This scholarship is made available through funding by OSU-Tulsa; it supports City of Tulsa and Tulsa County employees taking classes on the OSU-Tulsa campus.

  • Renewable: Yes

  • Renewal Criteria: Good standing academically, pursuing degree program, and submit City of Tulsa Employee Scholarship form prior to start of each semester.


  • Deadline: Prior to start of semester

  • Application Form: 


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