Emergency Management Degrees

Upper Iowa University
Center for Distance Education

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to nearly 7,000 students-nationally and internationally-at various campuses and learning centers worldwide.

Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through classroom, online and independent study modalities. Upper Iowa University allows seamless movement across modalities for all students regardless of geographic location. 

We value your experience. UIU will accept the ACE credits you’ve earned through your law enforcement and/or military careers. We will offer experiential learning credit for work experience through a portfolio process. We will help you make the most of what you have already accomplished.

Our main campus was established in 1857 and is located in Fayette, Iowa.  Our Educational Centers offer evening and weekend classes at our educational centers located in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

We offer a two distance learning programs to help our students meet their educational goals regardless of location. 

The Independent Study Program started in 1973 and was one of the first of its kind in the nation. The program offers independent study distance learning courses, structured around written assignments and proctored exams. The program features open enrollment so you may enroll in a course at any time and take up to six-months to complete your course.

The Online Program offers asynchronous courses so that you can attend class anytime during the day that fits your schedule.  You will actively and substantively participate in discussions on course topics that enhance your learning.  The Online Program offers six eight-week terms each year so that you never need to wait more than two months to start classes.