Fort Bliss Education Center

Military Programs on Base

Purdue Global is proud to support all those assigned to Fort Bliss. If you are a military member, DoD employed civilian, or military family member, we invite you to explore Purdue Global’s online programs or visit us in the Education Center.


The Purdue Global Military Student Support Desk
A406 Thunderhorse Road, in the Education Center
Fort Bliss Education Center: 915-744-5070
Purdue Global Military Student Support Center: 866-583-4412

Program Options

In addition to the over 180 programs at Purdue Global, we offer special military programs for those stationed on Fort Bliss:

On-Base Hybrid Programs

As many of the required program outcomes may be covered within military training, Purdue Global can award credit for various Military Occupational Specialties (MOS), reducing the time needed to complete an associate’s degree. Currently on Fort Bliss, two programs are delivered through a combination of weekly on-base sessions and online instruction:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice
  • Associate of Science in Health Science

Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice—For Those in the 31B MOS

If you are a 31B, you may be eligible to complete the Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice in five courses: four courses through the hybrid model and one online class.* The four hybrid courses include a weekly face-to-face seminar during lunch hour. Other elements of the hybrid courses are completed online, including discussion boards and weekly assignments. The fifth course is taught entirely online.

By taking two courses for the first two terms and one course the final term, this program can be completed in three terms (approximately eight months). Following completion of the associate's degree, graduates have the option to pursue Purdue Global's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice online.  

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to provide a fundamental education relevant to fields such as law enforcement, corrections, and private investigation.

The program’s courses are taught by professionals with real-world experience, and the curriculum covers topics such as criminology, criminal investigation, criminal law, domestic and international terrorism, and countering terrorism. Interactive technology allows students to collaborate with and receive support from classmates and instructors. To learn more about this program, click here.

Associate of Science in Health Science

Those serving as a 68W can complete their associate’s degree in just five courses.* The first four courses are offered through the hybrid model, with a weekly face-to-face seminar occurring during lunch hour. The remaining hybrid course elements are completed online. The final course will be completed entirely online.

Once this program is complete, graduates have the option of enrolling in one of Purdue Global’s health sciences bachelor’s degree programs. Credit may also be awarded toward the bachelor’s degree program depending on skill level and MOS. Learn more about health sciences bachelor’s degree completion options.

Program Overview

Kaplan University’s Associate of Science in Health Science program provides a broad education and allows students to select coursework in health science subjects including anatomy and physiology, chemistry, nutrition, pathophysiology, clinical skills, health education, and health informatics. The program includes a capstone experience designed to prepare students for work in various health science fields within the military and could help students meet educational requirements for advancement.

To learn more about this program, click here.

Learning Online at Purdue Global

For prospective students at Fort Bliss, we will evaluate your military transcript and determine if credit can be transferred from other college studies or awarded based on your military training. Click here to review the various military occupations and how they can apply to specific degree programs. You may also review all Purdue Global degree offerings here.

Key Information for Fort Bliss Students

  • Undergraduate tuition is reduced 55% per credit for servicemembers, including Guard and Reserve, at a rate of $165 per quarter credit.§
  • Technology fees are waived for military members.
  • Undergraduate terms are 10 weeks, with multiple start dates.


*Coursework reduction reflects an educational mapping based on the completion of the standard courses required for rank advancement as well as credit for occupation duties. Credit awards have service-level requirements. Exact transfer amount may vary depending on completed military courses and occupations as listed on your official Joint Service Transcript(s). State-specific requirements, as listed in the University Catalog, may apply. All credits must be validated on official transcript(s) to be eligible for transfer.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Local, state, and federal law enforcement jobs may require additional training or education including additional state-approved higher education beyond the Purdue Global degree. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information. Graduates of Purdue Global criminal justice programs are not eligible to attend police academies in Minnesota.

Purdue Global does not guarantee the transferability of credit from any of these sources. See the University Catalog for the Prior Learning Assessment policy.

§Per-credit tuition reductions are based on the standard undergraduate tuition rate of $371.00 multiplied by the number of credits required to complete the degree.