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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

 

Center for New Directions in Politics and Public Policy

Durango Based Program Curriculum


 

The Center's Master's Degree program was first offered in Durango, CO, in the fall of 1997.  Anyone interested in pursuing the MA in Durango should contact the Center's Director.  The format and requirements of the Durango-based program are the same as those of the Denver-based program.  Current tuition for each course is 105% of on campus tuition, with minimal fees; however, this is subject to change.  See curriculum information for proposed course schedule for the current cohort.
NEW DIRECTIONS - DURANGO
Master's Program Course Schedule (Sample)

Course Title

Course Type

Politics, Public Policy & Leadership

Core

Environmental Politics & Policy

Elective

American Politics

Core

Ethical Responsibilities of Leaders

 Elective

Research Methods

Core

American Political Thought

Core

Local Government and Administration

Elective

Comparative Public Policy

Core

Politics of the Budgetary Process

Elective

Master's Project

Project/I.S.*

 *I.S. = Independent Study

 

Adhering to this schedule will enable a student who began the program in Fall 2009 to complete the Master's Program in the Summer 2011 semester. Remember, each student needs to take the five Core courses (including Research Methods), four Electives, and the Master's Project Independent Study (graduate credits transferred in from another school will count toward Electives credits).