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The Freedom to Find Your Own Path to the Future

The CU Denver School of Public Affairs offers the flexibility to fit busy lifestyles. Hybrid and online degree programs allow students to mix on-campus and online courses that are taught by the same top-notch faculty. Evening and weekend classes, executive programs and online courses allow students to study at their own pace.

This makes our degrees accessible to working professionals and full-time students alike. We also offer accelerated programs that allow full-time students to earn a Master of Public Administration degree in as little as 11 months.

Degree p​rograms at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs include:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Service
  • Master of Public Administration 
  • Ph.D. in Public Affairs 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice 
  • Master of Criminal Justice 
  • Dual Bachelor/Master of Criminal Justice 
  • Dual Master of Public Administration and ​​​​Criminal Justice, Economics, Law, Public Health or Urban & Regional Planning

We also offer a variety of graduate certificates​ to help individuals advance in their career. Anyone who has completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited university is eligible to enroll in one of the School's graduate certificate programs, including:
  • Crime Analyst
  • Emergency Management and Homeland Security
  • Environmental Policy, Management and Law
  • Interpersonal Violence and Health Care
  • Local Government
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Program on Gender-Based Violence

All of our programs offer accessible tuition that make a degree from a top-ranked public affairs school attainable. Students simply won’t find a better educational value from any other public affairs or criminal justice program in Colorado.

More information is available under the links in the left-hand navigation. If you have additional questions, please email​ or call 303.315.2228​​ | 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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