NAU, HPSSS + ess academy

Apply your ESS training toward an online bachelor’s degree at nau

Your ESS Training Could Help You Earn a Bachelor’s Degree from NAU

ESS Academy helped you develop your the skills necessary to become an essential part of a wide range of executive protection professions. Now take your education to the next level with a specialized online bachelor’s degree in Strategic Security and Protection Management, Intelligence Management, or Terrorism and Counterterrorism from National American University.

Earn your degree. Advance your career.

NAU and ESS have teamed up to allow ESS Academy alumni to continue their education by enrolling in NAU’s online degree programs with tuition. Apply your ESS Academy training toward your degree at NAU. You may also be eligible to receive credit for:

  • Prior college coursework
  • Knowledge gained from life experience
  • Military training and experience
  • Corporate training
  • National testing
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests
  • DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST)

You may be awarded credits at NAU for your ESS training that may transfer directly into a program at NAU. This means you could complete your bachelor’s degree more quickly at an affordable tuition.

Through the NAU and ESS Academy academic agreement, you could earn your bachelor’s degree in any of these participating programs:

Online Bachelor of Science in:

  • Strategic Security and Protection Management
  • Intelligence Management
  • Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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Why choose National American University

Reduced Tuition

ESS Academy alumni start off with a substantial reduced tuition rate, plus additional reductions as you progress through your program. With our tiered tuition the more credits you earn toward your eligible degree program, the more you can save per credit hour. The tiered tuition benefit even applies to your accepted transfer credits!


100% Online

Earn your degree from wherever you are through flexible and convenient online delivery and monthly start dates. A pioneer in eLearning, NAU has been providing online instruction for more than 20 years.


Generous Transfer Policy

Up to 75% of a degree can be earned through transfer credit allowing you to finish your degree program more quickly and affordably.


Military Friendly

NAU is a Yellow Ribbon school committed to ensuring a quality higher education is accessible and affordable for active duty military, veterans, and their families. You may be eligible for credit for your military training. We also accept JST, CCAF, CLEP, and DSST.


committed, experienced faculty

NAU programs are taught by qualified faculty who have both real-world experience—and a commitment to your success.


a dedicated student focus team

Whether you’re a first-time or transfer student, active military or veteran, or graduate student, NAU provides every student with their own student focus team. Each student’s team works to develop and implement a personalized plan to achieve each student’s specific goals.



NAU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Our business programs are additionally accredited through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.