Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University was founded in 1906. Over the last one hundred years, we have grown to 168 degree programs that serve more than 15,500 students each year. EKU provides all of the opportunities available at large schools but maintains that ‘small school’ feel.

At Eastern Kentucky University our overall focus is on your success and we believe in providing you with the personal attention you need to succeed.

Our faculty members possess many years of direct experience in the safety fields fire industry and are respected authors and recognized experts. You will likely reap the benefits of their expertise with all of the opportunities available to you upon graduation. As an EKU College of Justice & Safety graduate, you will be part of a dynamic community of your fellow peers, knowledgeable faculty, and dedicated student support team.

Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the fields of justice and safety. The College holds the unique distinction of being one of the only academic institutions that offers programs in subject areas that include security, safety, fire science, and corrections and juvenile justice. The College of Justice & Safety has been chosen as a Program of Distinction by the State of Kentucky, solidifying the College’s reputation as a premier source for expertise in these fields. EKU faculty members work closely with justice and safety agencies to set policy for the 21st century. Their combination of academic and real-world knowledge provides invaluable resources for our students.

About Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice & Safety

The College of Justice & Safety at Eastern Kentucky University has realized the need to provide more flexible options to assist interested students in achieving their educational goals. By focusing on the needs of individuals who would like to pursue degrees in justice and safety, but find taking conventional courses nearly impossible due to everyday commitments, the College of Justice & Safety continues to create online courses and degree programs to reach those adult learners who require more flexibility and convenience in the way courses are delivered. The College’s faculty are recognized around the world as being leaders in their fields. As a student, you will have the opportunity to learn from these distinguished faculty members and the concepts studied can be immediately applied in your workplace. The College now offers online degree programs in Fire & Safety Engineering Technology, Safety, Security & Emergency Management, and Correctional & Juvenile Justice Studies.

Receive a Comprehensive Education that Sets You Apart

As a security, fire, safety, adult corrections or juvenile justice professional, you will find these programs well-suited to build your skills and leadership in these specialized fields. More than just theory, the course of study in these programs will prepare you to immediately apply what you have learned in your workplace. Through your small learning groups and professional facilitators you will have a high level of interaction with your peers and faculty. The curricula are focused on sound management principles and in-depth coverage of practices related to your specific field.

Gain Access to High-Profile, High-Paying Career Opportunities

EKU students and graduates have access to a wide variety of careers and are highly sought by organizations that need expertise in their subject area. EKU’s faculty have an unprecedented relationship with top employers nationwide, and graduates are routinely recruited into executive and administrative-level positions.

Learn Completely Online with Seven Levels of Support

You will have seven levels of support and resources throughout the program. While earning your degree, you will have the same outstanding support that is available to EKU’s on-campus students. This is ideal for a working professional like you who is interested in advancing your career. The online degree programs from Eastern Kentucky University are delivered completely online. The course delivery model provides you with the flexibility and convenience to complete your studies in two years.


Eastern Kentucky University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033; 404-679-4500).