Office of Admissions

PREPARING TOMORROW\'S EXPERTS AND LEADERS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE The School of Public Affairs prepares the next generation of leaders in public service and criminal justice professions to solve society\'s most pressing problems. Working together, faculty, staff and students also conduct research that improves the quality of life and informs policy making and management in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Degrees Offered

The School of Public Affairs offers graduate degrees:PhD Public Affairs, Master Public Administration: Online, Evenings on Campus, 1 Year Full Time Accelerated Master Criminal Justice: Evenings On Campus and Online Graduate Certificates:Nonprofit Organizations (ranked 14th nationally US News & World Report) Environmental Policy (ranked 10th nationally US News & World Report) Emergency Management/Homeland Security, Local Government, Crime Analysis, Gender Based Violence

Fields of Specialization/Study Tracks

Criminal Justice Policy Management
Education Policy
Environmental Policy
Government (Public) Administration
Healthcare Policy / Management
Nonprofit Management
Organizational Theory / Management
Security Studies (National or International)

Graduate Program Overview

There is a reason U.S. News & World Report ranks the CU Denver School of Public Affairs as the top public affairs school in Colorado, and among the best in the nation. We combine world-class faculty, an urban setting that creates opportunities for experiential learning, rigorous programs and flexible schedules. The result is a student body united in their vision for a better world and equipped with the practical skills to make it happen. Students gain real-world perspective working in the field and learning from professors who are shaping public policy through research.

Admissions Deadline

March 1, December 1

Admissions Overview


Contact Information

University of Colorado, Denver 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500
Denver, CO

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