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Master of Public Administration

Our M​ission

The Master of Public Administration program at the School of Public Affairs advances public service in Colorado and beyond through quality education, collaborative research, and strong relationships with the professional community. In pursuit of our mission, we: 

  •  Provide students with knowledge, skills, experiences, and ethical standards to be innovative leaders in public and nonprofit organizations;
  • Support faculty and students in conducting rigorous empirical research and disseminating findings to advance the study and practice of public and nonprofit management and policy; and
  • Work with practitioners to enhance the public sector’s ability to make evidence-based management decisions and policy improvements.

The MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.

What You'll Learn

​From traditional classroom study to online courses, the S​chool of Public Affairs offers an MPA degree program to suit your life and learning style. In all of our MPA options, you will find classes that link academic theory and hands-on experience.


Graduates of the MPA program will be able to:

  • Lead and manage in public governance;
  • Participate in the policy process;
  • Analyze, synthesize, think critically, and make decisions;
  • Articulate and apply a public service perspective; and
  • Communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
Please view the links below for more information about what program might be right for you, or contact us at any time.​

MPA​ Options


Additional Informa​tion​​ | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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