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MCJ Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Where can I get information for prospective students?
  2. Do you have any dual-degree programs associated with the MCJ program?
  3. Are there concentrations associated with the MCJ program?
  4. Where can I get a copy of the MCJ handbook?
  5. Are you on Facebook?
  6. Is there an honor society for the MCJ that I could join?
  7. What are the steps for completing an internship?
  8. Where do I get information regarding the capstone?
  9. Where can I get a copy of the MCJ degree plan?
  10. Where can I get information on core courses required for the MCJ?
  11. Where can I look at syllabi from past courses?
  12. Once admitted into the MCJ program, who is my academic advisor?
  13. Can I write a thesis in lieu of a capstone?

 

  1. Question: Where can I get information for prospective students?
    Answer:  There is an online form you can use to request information about our academic programs in the School of Public Affairs. You may use the online form (be sure to select the degree you are interested in), or you can request that program information and admission packets be mailed to you via USPS.

  2. Question:  Do you have any dual-degree programs associated with the MCJ program?
    Answer:  Yes! There are two dual degrees available for the MCJ program.  The first is a dual MCJ/MPA​​ degree.  There is also the dual BACJ/MCJ five-year program.

  3. Question: Are there concentrations associated with the MCJ degree?
    Answer: Yes! You can select a concentration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security or Gender-Based Violence.  For more information, please visit the concentrations web page.

  4. Question: Where can I get a copy of the MCJ handbook?
    Answer:  There is an abundance of information available in the MCJ Handbook (PDF).

  5. Question:  Are you on Facebook?
    Answer:  Yes! Our Facebook page offers a lot of relevant information about upcoming events and opportunities important for our students. 

  6. Question:  Is there an honor society for the MCJ that I could join?
    Answer:  Yes!  Alpha Phi Sigma – Kappa Xi is our honor society. Please read about it and ensure you have the qualifications necessary to be admitted before applying. Also note there are requirements that must be met before admittance.

  7. Question:  What are the steps for completing an internship?
    Answer:  Internships are coordinated by the Experiential Learning Center. Download this form​​ for detailed instructions on how to engage in your internship.

  8. Question:  Where do I get information regarding the capstone?
    Answer: There is large amount of information on the MCJ capstone page. Please note that this page will provide access to additional documents that will be useful in the completion of the capstone.

  9. Question: Where can I get a copy of the MCJ degree plan?
    Answer:  A PDF of the plan can be downloaded from the MCJ section of the website.

  10. Question: Where can I get information on core courses required for the MCJ?
    Answer:  A PDF listing of the required core courses can be downloaded from the MCJ section of the website.

  11. Question: Where can I look at syllabi from past courses?
    Answer:  Visit the database of syllabi across courses, programs, and over time. 

  12. Question:  Once admitted into the MCJ program, who is my academic advisor?
    Answer: Each student is assigned to one of two Student Service Coordinators.  You will be working closely with your Coordinator while matriculating in SPA.​
    ​For students with last names beginning with A-L, Dawn Savage will be your Student Service Coordinator (dawn.savage@ucdenver.edu). 
    For students with last names beginning with M-Z, Antoinette Sandoval will be your Student Service Coordinator (antoinette.sandoval@ucdenver.edu).
    For international students, Scott Steinbrecher will be your Student Service Coordinator (scott.steinbrecher@ucdenver.edu​). 

  13. Question: Can I write a thesis in lieu of a capstone?
    Answer: Yes! Students may write a thesis rather than a capstone IF they meet certain criteria (see below).  The thesis option may be a better choice for MCJ students who are interested in undertaking a research project, pursuing careers in research, or entering a Ph.D. program.

    Unlike the capstone, which takes one semester to complete, a thesis generally takes two semesters (and six credit hours) to complete. In order to be eligible for a thesis, the student must have 1) successfully completed all core courses; 2) have an overall GPA of 3.50 and permission of a the MCJ Director; 3) have identified the thesis topic or area of interest; and, 4) Agreement of two SPA faculty members to serve on the thesis committee (one as Thesis Advisor). More information on the thesis option is available in the MCJ Handbook.
 

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