Climb the Ladder with UofM Global

Suggested Degree Program

We highly recommend our Bachelor of Professional Studies degree program for several reasons including:

  1. Three ideal concentration options for RISE students:
    Emergency Management
    Health Services
    Organizational Leadership
  2. The time to degree completion is generally shorter with the BPS degree because it offers such flexibility in course choices, and this means you finish faster!

Getting Started: The RISE Admissions Process

As a student in the RISE program, you will be assigned a RISE Advocate who will guide you through the admission process and be available throughout your journey with UofM Global.

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Request Official Transcripts from previous high school and college/s. Email to RISE@memphis.edu.

RISE Advocate will request your training record from the Memphis Fire Department for evaluation for Experiential Learning Credit (ELC).

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Your RISE Advocate will contact you to discuss if any additional documents are needed.

Once accepted, your RISE Advocate will connect you with your academic advisor for course registration and next steps.

Prep Academy

 If you are new to college, new to online learning or you’ve been out of school for a while, the Prep Academy is an excellent starting point.

  • Self-paced, online coursework
  • Unlimited attempts to succeed, no upfront costs
  • Key topics include: Academic Success, Career Planning and Development, Personal and Career Success

Prep Academy Success = Admission to UofM + 12 College Credit Hours

Financial Options

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Payment Plan

Federal Financial Aid

Tuition Reimbursement

Enroll in a payment plan that allows you to make three monthly payments per semester rather than paying for the entire semester at one time.

You may be eligible for Federal Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA application. Federal aid can be loans (to be repaid) and/or grants (do not have to be repaid).

As a City of Memphis employee, you are eligible for $3,000 annually in employer assistance for your education. UofM Global is committed to working with City of Memphis employees to streamline the Tuition Reimbursement process.

Your RISE Advocate will help you make the best use of your tuition funds and explore all cost-saving opportunities.

Email wellnesss@memphistn.gov for any questions.

Experiential Learning Credit

Believing that rigorous professional and/or personal development occurs outside the classroom, the UofM grants up to 30 credit hours in Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) to students who demonstrate the academic merit of such experiences. ELC shortens time to degree completion.


The following certifications have been pre-assessed:
Paramedic certification: 30 credit hours
Firefighter certification: 30 credit hours


Ready to RISE to success?

Complete the RISE Interest Form below. A RISE Advocate will contact you to help create the best route for you.

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Memphis, TN 38152  |  uofmglobal.memphis.edu