The Center for New Directions in Politics and Public Policy
at the University of Colorado Denver offers a Master’s Degree in
Political Science with an emphasis in politics and public policy, and an
undergraduate concentration in public policy within the BA in political
science program. A Leadership Certificate focused in the areas of
politics and public policy is being developed. All of the programs and
the courses help students develop the political acumen necessary for
being effective leaders and agents of change in neighborhoods,
communities, governmental jurisdictions, and nonprofit entities.
The Center's programs are based on the notion that effectively
addressing the public priorities of the 21st century requires that those
working on matters of public interest possess a keen understanding of
the political forces that guide or thwart the successful mobilization of
resources and the achievement of constituent goals consistent with the
public interest. Similarly, the need and opportunity for the active
engagement, or leadership, of concerned citizens in the policy-making process is greater than ever before.
Accordingly, students in any of the Center's academic programs will
be representative of not only those working professionals in the public
and non-profit sectors, but also elected officials; community activists;
interest-group stakeholders; educators from a wide range of
demographic, occupational, and personal backgrounds; and simply
Contact: Kathryn Cheever, Executive Director of the New Directions Center, (303)556-5970 or Kathryn.Cheever@ucdenver.edu.