MyCAA programs provide up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate's degree in a portable career field.

The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate's degree in a portable career field and occupation. The following Oregon State University programs have been certified as MyCAA-eligible.

Corrections Specialist

This Corrections Specialist Professional gives you the basic competencies involved in a position in a corrections facility and/or provide insight for counselors, attorneys and other legal aides additional information and theory related to the US corrections system.

Criminal Investigation Specialist

Criminal Justice Professional

From the legal elements necessary for conviction to the investigation techniques and details required for effective prosecution, you'll learn not only the nuts and bolts of a crime scene, but the legal and ethical implications of field.

Criminal Procedure Specialist

Focusing primarily on the protections of the accused as dictated by the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendment to the US Constitution, this course covers the various ways in which the US criminal adjudication system defines the roles of police, prosecutors, grand juries, defendants and victims.

Homeland Security Specialist

This program is designed to prepare you to work in various Homeland Security agencies at a local, state or federal level, specifically in counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, national security or government security. You'll be able to examine new and different subject areas within this growing field.

Juvenile Justice Specialist

In this course, you'll take an in-depth look at juvenile law and the unique role of the courts in these circumstances as well as the corrections systems that will apply to them. You'll be able to analyze the different socioeconomic considerations that must be weighed in addressing juvenile justice issues, as well as the manner in which social service agencies (treatment, child protective services, etc.) interact, aid or impede the formal juvenile justice system.

Law Enforcement Professional

In this course you will explore a number of interesting topics including the structure and purpose of federal, state and local police forces, their inner-workings and interconnectivity as well as the various ways each individual force plays a role in the collective effort to are on the front lines of everyday police functions, criminal accountability and the relationship between law enforcement and the community that maintains public order.


This comprehensive program in the study of victims of crime, Victimology, covers contemporary developments in the field of victimology, its conceptual boundaries, basic concepts and literature as well as the various subfields that make up this subject within criminology and criminal justice. The program provides you with an extensive overview of the principles and concepts of victimology, the various types of violence that lead to different types of victimization as well as the motives behind such actions and both the short and long-term effects on individuals and society as a whole.