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Undergraduate Degree

Fully online as of Fall 2016

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration online degree program can help you build upon your completed Associate’s Degree to develop a solid foundation of knowledge in core business concepts that can be integrated across disciplines. The program curriculum is structured to help you demonstrate problem solving and decision making skills that will prepare you for the business world.

Fully online as of Fall 2016

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

The Communication department is now offering an online Bachelor's Degree in Communication. This degree is designed to offer you a well-rounded overview of the field of communication, and includes multiple electives to customize the program to your specific interests.

Projected Schedule of Online Courses : All required classes are offered in the online format at least once during the calendar year. Many are offered every semester, including summer.

Fully online as of Fall 2016

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice online degree program provides a broad interdisciplinary approach to capture the unique multidisciplinary nature of the criminal justice field. The program curriculum is structured to help you gain an understanding of social and behavioral contributors as well as how ethics and perceptions can influence politics and policy.

Criminal Justice/Sociology Dual Degree

The School of Public Affairs/College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Criminal Justice/Sociology Dual Degree is designed to make it easier for students to complete degrees in these two majors (in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and School of Public Affairs, respectively).

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences*

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with an option in Allied Health completion program is designed for Allied Health practitioners who have completed a certificate program or Associate's Degree in an allied health profession and desire a Bachelor's degree for career advancement. The program integrates current knowledge in career oriented curricula with advance science and liberal arts education to prepare students for leadership roles in their profession. The program curriculum is structured for the adult learner with flexibility to individualize toward your specific career goals.

*Some courses are not available online

Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN or DUAL Enrollment*

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN or DUAL Enrollment provides registered nurses the opportunity to advance in your nursing career. The program curriculum is structured to help you master the required core knowledge for generalist nursing practice in settings that cross all populations and environments.

*Some courses are not available online

Fully online as of Fall 2016

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology online degree program provides you the opportunity to apply methods of social science to understand how broader social forces influence our thoughts, beliefs and behavior. The program curriculum is structured to help you demonstrate critical thinking to understand, analyze and clearly express your sociological knowledge.

Criminal Justice/Sociology Dual Degree

The School of Public Affairs/College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Criminal Justice/Sociology Dual Degree is designed to make it easier for students to complete degrees in these two majors (in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and School of Public Affairs, respectively).

Graduate Degree

Earn your MBA with ultimate flexibility, around your schedule. With so many different online MBA programs to choose from, we recognize that deciding where to go can be overwhelming. At The University of Colorado Colorado Springs our online MBA program launched in 1996 and was among the first to offer the quality of an AACSB accredited degree fully online. With so many years of experience in the arena of online education, you can be sure you are receiving a quality education.
Program Requirements

The UCCS MBA curriculum includes a mix of foundation, core, and elective courses. The degree requires 36 credit hours of graduate (6000-level) business coursework. Students without any undergraduate business background take an additional 12 credit hours of foundation coursework. Average completion time is 2-1/2 years for a student who is working while attending school.

Foundation courses include:

  • ACCT 5500
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Accounting
  • BUAD 5500
    3 credit hours

    Fundamentals of Economics
  • BGSO 5500
    3 credit hours

    Business, Government & Society
  • QUAN 5500
    3 credit hours

    Fundamentals of Business Statistics

Core Courses, 7 required courses:

  • ACCT 6100
    3 credit hours

    Accounting for Decision Making
  • FNCE 6000
    3 credit hours

    Corporate Financial Management
  • INFS 6000
    3 credit hours

    Information Systems
  • MGMT 6000
    3 credit hours

    Leading & Managing in Changing Times
  • MKTG 6000
    3 credit hours

    Marketing Strategy
  • OPTM 6000
    3 credit hours

    Operations: Competing Through Capabilities
  • STRT 6500
    3 credit hours

    Strategic Management

Global Perspectives Electives, select 1 from the following:

  • INTB 6100
    3 credit hours

    Managing in Global Markets
  • INTB 6990
    3 credit hours

    Regional Business Environment Europe
  • FNCE 6400
    3 credit hours

    International Financial Management
  • MKTG 6900
    3 credit hours

    International Marketing & Export Management
  • OPTM 6200
    3 credit hours

    Global Supply Chain Management
  • OPTM 6490
    3 credit hours

    Virtual Team Skills for Project Management

MBA Electives, select 12 credit hours from the following MBA areas of emphasis:

Finance

  • FNCE 6100
    3 credit hours

    Problems and Policies in Financial Management
  • FNCE 6200
    3 credit hours

    Investment Management & Analysis
  • FNCE 6400
    3 credit hours

    International Financial Management
  • FNCE 6500
    3 credit hours

    Managerial Economics and the Business Cycle

Health Care Administration

  • HCAD 6190
    3 credit hours

    Health Care Administration
  • HCAD 6290
    3 credit hours

    Health Care Policy
  • HCAD 6390
    3 credit hours

    Health Care Ethics & Law
  • HCAD 6490
    3 credit hours

    Health Care Budget & Finance

Innovation Management

  • BUAD 6610
    3 credit hours

    Managing Innovation for Strategic Advantage
  • BUAD 6710
    3 credit hours

    Transforming Technology Organizations & Employees
  • BUAD 6800
    3 credit hours

    Entrepreneurship & New Ventures
  • OPTM 6300
    3 credit hours

    Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage

International Business

  • INTB 6100
    3 credit hours

    Managing in Global Markets
  • FNCE 6400
    3 credit hours

    International Financial Management
  • MKTG 6900
    3 credit hours

    International Marketing & Export Management
  • INTB 6990
    3 credit hours

    Regional Business Environment Europe (short term study abroad)
  • INTB 6991
    3 credit hours

    Regional Business Environment Asia (short term study abroad)

Management

  • MGMT 6200
    3 credit hours

    Managing Organization Development, Change & Transformation
  • MGMT 6300
    3 credit hours

    Managing Human Resources for Competitive Advantage
  • MGMT 6400
    3 credit hours

    Legal Issues in Human Resources
  • MGMT 6550
    3 credit hours

    Applied Principles of Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • BUAD 6700
    3 credit hours

    Service Management

Marketing

  • MKTG 6300
    3 credit hours

    Marketing Analytics
  • MKTG 6400
    3 credit hours

    Service Marketing
  • MKTG 6500
    3 credit hours

    Integrated Marketing Communications
  • MKTG 6700
    3 credit hours

    Internet Marketing & Social Media
  • MKTG 6900
    3 credit hours

    International Marketing & Export Management

Project Management

  • OPTM 6300
    3 credit hours

    Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage
  • OPTM 6490
    3 credit hours

    Virtual Team Skills for Project Management
  • OPTM 6590
    3 credit hours

    Project Estimation & Risk Management
  • OPTM 6690
    3 credit hours

    Bridging Strategy & Tactics in Project Management
Admission requirements
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree seeking application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Business MBA office.
The Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) program provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the study of crime and the criminal justice system. It focuses on criminal offending and victimization, law enforcement, the judiciary, correctional systems, juvenile justice, and the formulation of laws and codes. Individual courses explore the dynamic of criminality and victimization, systems analysis, policy analysis, organizational theory and behavior, and program development within the criminal justice system. Students pursuing professional careers will gain an understanding of theory and its applications in practices. Students aspiring to research careers or doctoral work will acquire a strong foundation in criminology and criminal justice research.
Program Requirements

The Master of Criminal Justice program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours.

Required courses, 18 credit hours

  • CJ 5001
    3 credit hours

    Criminal Justice Systems, Policy, and Practice
  • CJ 5002
    3 credit hours

    Criminological Theory
  • CJ 5003
    3 credit hours

    Research Methods
  • CJ 5007
    3 credit hours

    Violence
  • CJ 5008
    3 credit hours

    Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Social Class
  • CJ 5009
    3 credit hours

    Crime and Violence Prevention and Intervention

Internship, 3 credit hours

  • CJ 6910
    3 credit hours

    Field Study in Criminal Justice

Select Capstone or Thesis, 3-6 credit hours

  • CJ 5361
    3 credit hours

    Capstone Seminar
  • CJ 6950
    6 credit hours

    Master's Thesis (taken in final two semesters)

Sample elective courses, select 9-15 credit hours (Number of hours depends on Internship requirement and Capstone or Thesis selection)

  • CJ 5120
    3 credit hours

    Nature and Causes of Crime
  • CJ 5220
    3 credit hours

    American Jury System
  • CJ 5320
    3 credit hours

    Police Administration
  • CJ 5330
    3 credit hours

    Gangs and Criminal Organization
  • CJ 5391
    3 credit hours

    Sex Offenders and Offenses
  • CJ 5410
    3 credit hours

    Victim Studies
  • CJ 5430
    3 credit hours

    Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime
  • CJ 5510
    3 credit hours

    Contemporary Issues in Policing
  • CJ 5520
    3 credit hours

    Corrections
  • CJ 5540
    3 credit hours

    Juvenile Administration
  • CJ 5552
    3 credit hours

    Criminal Justice Ethics
  • CJ 5553
    3 credit hours

    Women and Crime
  • CJ 5560
    3 credit hours

    Comparative Criminal Justice
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Resume
  • Statement of educational and career goals
  • Three Recommendations
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree seeking application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office.

The School of Public Affairs offers a unique opportunity for a dual degree in Public Administration and Criminal Justice. The fields of public administration and criminal justice are closely connected. While the Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a generalist degree designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in public and nonprofit management and policy analysis, the Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) prepares graduates to work in criminal justice organizations.

This dual degree provides an opportunity for students to complete both programs simultaneously in 54 credit hours, instead of 72 credit hours which would be required if completing each degree separately. Dual degree students will complete the core courses in each program, an internship in their choice of either criminal justice or public administration, a capstone or thesis in either discipline, and will have flexibility in choosing electives from both programs. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a number of public service or criminal justice settings.

Program Requirements

The Dual Masters - Public Administration & Criminal Justice program requires 54 credit hours.

Required courses, 33 credit hours

  • PAD 5001
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Public Administration and Public Service
  • PAD 5002
    3 credit hours

    Organizational Management and Behavior
  • PAD or CJ 5003
    3 credit hours

    Research Methods
  • PAD 5004
    3 credit hours

    Economics and Public Finance
  • PAD 5005
    3 credit hours

    The Policy Process and Democracy
  • PAD 5006
    3 credit hours

    Ethics and Leadership
  • CJ 5001
    3 credit hours

    Criminal Justice Systems, Policy, and Practice
  • CJ 5002
    3 credit hours

    Criminological Theory
  • CJ 5007
    3 credit hours

    Violence
  • CJ 5008
    3 credit hours

    Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Social Class
  • CJ 5009
    3 credit hours

    Crime and Violence Prevention and Intervention

Internship, 3 credit hours

  • PAD or CJ 6910
    3 credit hours

    Field Study in Public Administration or Criminal Justice

Select Capstone or Thesis, 3-6 credit hours

  • PAD or CJ 5361
    3 credit hours

    Capstone Seminar (taken in final semester)
  • PAD or CJ 6950
    6 credit hours

    Master's Thesis (taken in final two semesters)

Sample elective courses, select 12-18 credit hours (Number of hours depends on Internship requirement and Capstone or Thesis selection)

  • PAD 5110
    3 credit hours

    Seminar on Nonprofit Management
  • PAD 5120
    3 credit hours

    Nonprofits and Public Policy
  • PAD 5140
    3 credit hours

    Nonprofit Financial Management
  • PAD 5180
    3 credit hours

    Social Entrepreneurship
  • PAD 5260
    3 credit hours

    Managing in a Multicultural Society
  • PAD 5350
    3 credit hours

    Program Evaluation
  • PAD 5503
    3 credit hours

    Governmental Budgeting
  • PAD 5625
    3 credit hours

    Local Government Management
  • PAD 5630
    3 credit hours

    Executive Local Governance I
  • PAD/CJ 5950
    3 credit hours

    Major Issues in National and Homeland Security
  • PAD/CJ 5960
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Homeland Security and All Hazards
  • PAD/CJ 5970
    3 credit hours

    Intelligence and Security Policymaking
  • PAD/CJ 5980
    3 credit hours

    Security and Emergency Management Leadership
  • PAD/CJ 5985
    3 credit hours

    U.S. Intelligence Analysis in the 21st Century
  • PAD/CJ 6115
    3 credit hours

    Grant Writing
  • PAD/CJ 6125
    3 credit hours

    Grant Management
  • CJ 5220
    3 credit hours

    American Jury System
  • CJ 5410
    3 credit hours

    Victim Studies
  • CJ 5510
    3 credit hours

    Contemporary Issues in Policing
  • CJ 5520
    3 credit hours

    Corrections
  • CJ 5552
    3 credit hours

    Criminal Justice Ethics
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Resume
  • Statement of educational and career goals
  • Three Recommendations
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree seeking application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office.
The Master in Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to provide professional educators increased knowledge of current research on teaching and learning and its contexts and to apply that research in practice. The degree provides an opportunity for teachers to focus on an area of interest and to develop increased skills and knowledge in that area. The program prepares skilled professionals who inspire excellence and create transformative change in the schools and communities in which they serve by enhancing scholarship, achievement, and service through collaborative partnerships, promoting and modeling innovative, ethical, and research - based practices and, embracing inclusion and social justice.
Program Requirements

The Master in Curriculum and Instruction program consists of 30 credit hours.

Required Core Courses, 12 credit hours

  • CURR 5000
    3 credit hours

    Foundations: History & Research in Curriculum Studies
  • CURR 5002
    3 credit hours

    Issues, Strategies & Models in Curriculum Design
  • LEAD 5700
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Research & Statistics
  • CURR 5090
    3 credit hours

    Masters Research Project (Final Course taken)*
*Prerequisite LEAD 5700 or equivalent

Elective Courses, 9 credit hours, choose from any graduate course selection in the College of Education

Cognate Emphasis, 9 credit hours

Gifted & Talented

  • CURR 5201
    3 credit hours

    Foundations of Gifted Education*
  • CURR 5202
    4 credit hours

    Assessment and Identification of the Gifted
  • CURR 5203
    4 credit hours

    Psychology of the Gifted
  • CURR 5215
    3 credit hours

    Gifted Program Leadership

Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education

  • CURR 5700
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education
  • CURR 5701
    4 credit hours

    Materials and Methods in Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education
  • CURR 5703
    3 credit hours

    Assessment: Methods, Materials and Theories for ELL's

Instructional Technology

  • CURR 5170
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Technology Education
  • CURR 5171
    3 credit hours

    K-12 Web-Based Educational Resources
  • CURR 5172
    3 credit hours

    Multimedia Development for K-12 Educators

Leadership, Research & Foundation

  • LEAD 5070
    3 credit hours

    Human Resources Management and Staff Development
  • LEAD 6120
    3 credit hours

    Educational Politics and Collaborative Communities
  • LEAD 6400
    3 credit hours

    Legal Issues for School Leaders
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of successful teaching
  • Career goal statement
  • Current resume
  • Complete a background check or provide an unofficial copy of your teaching license
  • Interview with a faculty advisor
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Education Resource Office.

General Background Check for Admission

  1. Go to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website.
  2. Click on "Individuals"
  3. Pay $6.85
  4. Print a copy of the background check and submit it with your additional application materials (current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background check results).
The MA in Leadership has been carefully designed to ensure the development of educational leaders who can transform schools into learning communities in which all members of a diverse society are accorded opportunity and respect. This curriculum has been developed on a foundation of research in the areas of leadership, management, schooling, curriculum, instructional practices, adult development, and technology. This program satisfies accreditation requirements of the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Educational Leadership Constituency Council (ELCC).
Program Requirements

The Master in Leadership program consists of 30 credit hours.

Required Core Courses, 30 credit hours

  • LEAD 5020
    3 credit hours

    Vision, Ethics, and Leadership in a Democratic Society
  • LEAD 5170
    3 credit hours

    Culturally Responsive Leadership and Programs
  • LEAD 5220
    3 credit hours

    Data Driven Program Evaluation and Curriculum Assessment*
  • LEAD 5230
    3 credit hours

    Instructional Leadership
  • LEAD 6050
    3 credit hours

    Financing Schools and Programs
  • LEAD 6120
    3 credit hours

    Educational Politics and Collaborative Communities
  • LEAD 6400
    3 credit hours

    Legal Issues for School Leaders
  • LEAD 5600
    3 credit hours

    Social Foundations of Education
  • LEAD 5700
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Research and Statistics
  • LEAD 7000
    3 credit hours

    Master’s Research Lab
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of successful teaching
  • Career goal statement
  • Current resume
  • Complete a background check or provide an unofficial copy of your teaching license
  • Interview with a faculty advisor
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Education Resource Office.

General Background Check for Admission

  1. Go to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website.
  2. Click on "Individuals"
  3. Pay $6.85
  4. Print a copy of the background check and submit it with your additional application materials (current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background check results).
The MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) program is designed especially for monolingual English speaking teachers, paraprofessionals and pre-service teachers who have English Language Learners (ELLs) in their classrooms, and want to know how to better serve those students.
Program Requirements

The Master in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program consists of 30 credit hours.

Required Core Courses, 6 credit hours

  • LEAD 5700
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Research and Statistics
  • CURR 5090
    3 credit hours

    Research Project

Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Endorsement, 24 credit hours

  • CURR 5701
    3 credit hours

    Materials and Methods in Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education
  • CURR 5702
    3 credit hours

    Literacy for All Learners
  • CURR 5703
    3 credit hours

    Assessment: Methods, Materials and Theories for ELL's*
  • CURR 5704
    3 credit hours

    Practicum in Linguistically Diverse/Multi cultural Education
  • CURR 5705
    3 credit hours

    Second Language Acquisition: Capstone
  • CURR 5707
    3 credit hours

    Pro-Seminar: Parent and Community Development
  • CURR 5713
    3 credit hours

    Language and Linguistics
*TESL/TEFL courses (12 credit hours) required for the online certificate. All credits may be applied to the MA TESOL within 5 years of taking the first course.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Career goal statement
  • Current resume
  • Complete a background check or provide an unofficial copy of your teaching license
  • Interview with a faculty advisor
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Education Resource Office.

General Background Check for Admission

  1. Go to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website.
  2. Click on "Individuals"
  3. Pay $6.85
  4. Print a copy of the background check and submit it with your additional application materials (current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background check results).
The Master of Engineering - Energy Engineering (ME EnE) is a practical graduate degree program that focuses on commercial buildings and manufacturing processes and the energy they consume. Graduates become consultants and allies to industries who must become more efficient to compete.

The Master of Engineering in Energy Engineering (ME EnE) program outline is derived from methods in use by successful practicing energy engineers. Graduates from this program will be taught to view buildings as machines and energy as an ingredient to manufacturing processes. The foundation of the curriculum is systems: how each works at the fundamental level, its predicted behavior and characteristic energy signature.

Energy engineering is an applied science that embeds engineering fundamentals into analysis, findings and recommendations, supporting calculations, business cases, and projects.
Program Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Energy Engineering degree program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework.

Core Requirements, 30 credit hours:

  • ENE 5020
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Energy Management
  • ENE 5040
    4 credit hours

    Introduction to Commercial HVAC Design
  • ENE 5045
    2 credit hours

    Automatic Controls
  • ENE 5060
    4 credit hours

    Energy Systems I
  • ENE 5065
    4 credit hours

    Energy Systems II
  • ENE 5030
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Alternative Energy Systems
  • ENE 5070
    4 credit hours

    Quantifying Energy Use I
  • ENE 5075
    4 credit hours

    Quantifying Energy Use II
  • ENE 5080
    2 credit hours

    Energy Engineering Capstone Project
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or a closely related discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Undergraduate coursework in: Engineering Economics, Basic Thermodynamics, Basic Fluid Mechanics
  • Two or more years of experience in mechanical, industrial, civil, or government engineering or technical professional positions
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Goal Statement
  • Resume
A student who lacks one or more of the above requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis, but will normally be required to satisfy the requirements after admission.
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
The UCCS MEEM program will prepare engineers for effective technical management through a series of courses focused on the key skills needed to be successful in a technology-driven work environment. Flexibility in program timing and modality is designed to accommodate today's working professional. All courses are available online, allowing the student to complete the degree completely via distance. Program graduates will know and be able to perform in the following areas:
  • Systems engineering life cycle process
  • Finance and accounting principles applied to engineering organization
  • Leadership and management skills for a rapidly changing technological world
Program Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Engineering Management degree program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework comprising 21 hours of core courses and 9 hours of emphasis courses.

Core Requirements, 21 credit hours:

  • EMGT 5010
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the Systems Perspective
  • EMGT 5020
    3 credit hours

    Finance and Accounting for Engineering Managers
  • EMGT 5050
    3 credit hours

    Engineering Project Management
  • EMGT 5110
    3 credit hours

    Systems Engineering Processes
  • EMGT 5310
    3 credit hours

    Project Estimation and Risk Analysis
  • EMGT 5510
    3 credit hours

    Leadership for Engineers
  • EMGT 5610
    3 credit hours

    Case Studies in Engineering Management

Emphasis Courses, select an emphasis for 9 credit hours:

Engineering Health

  • ENHL 5010
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Engineering Health Systems
  • ENHL 5020
    3 credit hours

    Healthcare Analytics
  • ENHL 5030
    3 credit hours

    Information Technology in Healthcare

Business

  • MKTG 6090
    3 credit hours

    Marketing Strategy
  • OPTM 6090
    3 credit hours

    Operations: Competing Through Capabilities
  • QUAN 5590
    3 credit hours

    Fundamentals of Business Statistics
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or a closely related science discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Undergraduate coursework in Engineering Economics
  • Undergraduate coursework in Statistics
  • Two or more years of experience in industrial, civil, or government engineering or technical professional positions
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Goal Statement
  • Resume
A student who lacks one or more of the above requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis, but will normally be required to satisfy the requirements after admission.
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
The UCCS MESO program will prepare space professionals through a series of courses focused on the key skills needed to be successful. Flexibility in program timing and modality is designed to accommodate today's working professional. Program graduates will know and be able to perform in the following areas:
  • Translate a need, relating to a space mission, into a feasible system design
  • Apply the principles, concepts and methods of course work to the effective design and application of space systems to fulfill a practical mission need
The Master of Engineering with a Focus in Space Operations is well suited for working professionals involved in civil, military, or commercial space operations, space systems requirements and design specifications, payload and mission support, and space systems analysis. The program is designed for those students desiring an in-depth technical program presenting these subject areas.
Program Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Space Operations degree program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework comprising 24 hours of core courses and 6 hours of emphasis courses.

Core Requirements, 24 credit hours:

  • SPCE 5005
    3 credit hours

    Engineering Analysis for Space Applications
  • SPCE 5025
    3 credit hours

    Fundamentals of Astronautics
  • SPCE 5045
    3 credit hours

    Space Mission Analysis SPCE 5065 - Spacecraft Environmental Interactions
  • SPCE 5065
    3 credit hours

    Spacecraft Environment Interactions
  • SPCE 5085
    3 credit hours

    Space Communications
  • SPCE 5105
    3 credit hours

    Remote Sensing in Space
  • SPCE 5125
    3 credit hours

    Spacecraft Dynamics
  • SPCE 5595
    3 credit hours

    Space Mission Design (Capstone course)

Choose 2 of the following, 6 credit hours

  • SPCE 5605
    3 credit hours

    Engineering Simulation
  • SPCE 5625
    3 credit hours

    Global Positioning System
  • SPCE 5645
    3 credit hours

    Space Policy
  • SPCE 5665
    3 credit hours

    Systems Engineering Processes
  • SPCE 5685
    3 credit hours

    Enterprise/Systems Architecture for Space Systems: A Technical Course
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or a closely related technical field from an accredited institution.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Undergraduate coursework in Calculus I, Linear Algebra and calculus-based Physics I.
  • Two or more years of experience in industrial, civil, or government engineering or technical professional positions
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Goal Statement
  • Resume
  • A student who lacks one or more of the above requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis, but will normally be required to satisfy the requirements after admission.
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
Systems engineering describes the highly interdisciplinary domain of scientific, technical, and managerial skills needed to evolve, verify, field and support an integrated and balanced set of system solutions designed to satisfy customer needs. The UCCS Master of Engineering Systems Engineering (MESyE) program provides a broad understanding of the roles of a systems engineer and a thorough understanding of process implementation -- from needs analysis and system requirements to trade off studies and system design.

The UCCS MESyE program is designed to enhance value in today's engineering workforce by focusing on the roles of a systems engineer, including:
  • Broad understanding of the systems engineering life-cycle process
  • Thorough understanding of project management techniques applied to technical development, including risk analysis
  • Proficiency with mathematical tools and techniques used to perform systems analysis, trade-off studies, and high-level modeling
  • Broad understanding of systems architecture and its relationship to system design
Program Requirements

The Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering degree program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework comprising 24 hours of core courses and 6 hours of elective courses.

Core Requirements, 24 credit hours:

  • SYSE 5010
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the Systems Perspective
  • SYSE 5050
    3 credit hours

    Engineering Project Management
  • SYSE 5110
    3 credit hours

    Systems Engineering Processes
  • SYSE 5150
    3 credit hours

    Systems Analysis
  • SYSE 5210
    3 credit hours

    Project Estimation and Risk Management
  • SYSE 5310
    3 credit hours

    Project Estimation and Risk Analysis
  • SYSE 5350
    3 credit hours

    Engineering Modeling and Simulation
  • SYSE 5450
    3 credit hours

    Systems Engineering Project (Capstone)

Elective Courses, select 6 credit hours:

  • EMGT 5020
    3 credit hours

    Finance & Accounting for Engineering Managers
  • EMGT 5510
    3 credit hours

    Leadership for Engineers
  • SPCE 5025
    3 credit hours

    Fundamentals of Astronautics
  • SPCE 5045
    3 credit hours

    Space Mission Analysis
  • SPCE 5065
    3 credit hours

    Spacecraft Environment Interactions
  • SPCE 5085
    3 credit hours

    Space Communications
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or a closely related science discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to completion of the following university-level coursework: Three semesters of Calculus, at least one semester beyond Calculus (Advanced Calculus or Differential Equations), Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics
  • Two or more years of experience in industrial, civil, or government engineering or technical professional positions
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Goal Statement
  • Resume
A student who lacks one or more of the above requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis, but will normally be required to satisfy the requirements after admission.
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
Master of Science in Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing will prepare you to work in primary health care settings such as family practice, internal medicine, senior clinics, and college health.
Doctorate of Nursing Practice
The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) represents the highest level of preparation in nursing practice based on nursing science and prepares leaders for nursing practice.
The Master of Public Administration degree prepares students to take leadership roles in the public and nonprofit sectors. The degree is multidisciplinary and designed to provide graduate professional education for individuals who wish to prepare themselves for administrative and/or policy careers in public, nonprofit, national security and criminal justice systems. In addition to a solid core curriculum covering essential problem-solving and decision-making skills and diverse elective choices, students with less professional experience participate in internships with public and nonprofit agencies.
Program Requirements

The Master of Public Administration program consists of 36-39 credit hours.

Required courses, 18 credit hours

  • PAD 5001
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Public Administration and Public Service
  • PAD 5002
    3 credit hours

    Organizational Management and Behavior
  • PAD 5003
    3 credit hours

    Research and Analytic Methods
  • PAD 5004
    3 credit hours

    Economics and Public Finance
  • PAD 5005
    3 credit hours

    The Policy Process and Democracy
  • PAD 5006
    3 credit hours

    Ethics and Leadership

Internship, 3 credit hours

  • PAD 6910
    3 credit hours

    Field Study in Public Administration

Select Capstone or Thesis, 3-6 credit hours

  • PAD 5361
    3 credit hours

    Capstone Seminar
  • PAD 6950
    6 credit hours

    Master's Thesis (taken in final two semesters)

Sample elective courses, select 9-15 credit hours

  • PAD 5110
    3 credit hours

    Seminar on Nonprofit Management
  • PAD 5120
    3 credit hours

    Nonprofits and Public Policy
  • PAD 5130
    3 credit hours

    Collaboration Across Sectors
  • PAD 5140
    3 credit hours

    Nonprofit Financial Management
  • PAD 5260
    3 credit hours

    Managing in a Multicultural Society
  • PAD 5271
    3 credit hours

    Managing Conflict and Change
  • PAD 5310
    3 credit hours

    Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • PAD 5460
    3 credit hours

    Political Advocacy
  • PAD 5503
    3 credit hours

    Governmental Budgeting
  • PAD 5625
    3 credit hours

    Local Government Management
  • PAD 6115
    3 credit hours

    Grant Writing
  • PAD 6125
    3 credit hours

    Grant Management
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Resume
  • Statement of educational and career goals
  • Three Recommendations
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree seeking application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office.

The School of Public Affairs offers a unique opportunity for a dual degree in Public Administration and Criminal Justice. The fields of public administration and criminal justice are closely connected. While the Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a generalist degree designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in public and nonprofit management and policy analysis, the Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) prepares graduates to work in criminal justice organizations.

This dual degree provides an opportunity for students to complete both programs simultaneously in 54 credit hours, instead of 72 credit hours which would be required if completing each degree separately. Dual degree students will complete the core courses in each program, an internship in their choice of either criminal justice or public administration, a capstone or thesis in either discipline, and will have flexibility in choosing electives from both programs. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a number of public service or criminal justice settings.

Program Requirements

The Dual Masters - Public Administration & Criminal Justice program requires 54 credit hours.

Required courses, 33 credit hours

  • PAD 5001
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Public Administration and Public Service
  • PAD 5002
    3 credit hours

    Organizational Management and Behavior
  • PAD or CJ 5003
    3 credit hours

    Research Methods
  • PAD 5004
    3 credit hours

    Economics and Public Finance
  • PAD 5005
    3 credit hours

    The Policy Process and Democracy
  • PAD 5006
    3 credit hours

    Ethics and Leader
  • CJ 5001
    3 credit hours

    Criminal Justice Systems, Policy, and Practice
  • CJ 5002
    3 credit hours

    Criminological Theory
  • CJ 5007
    3 credit hours

    Violence
  • CJ 5008
    3 credit hours

    Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Social Class
  • CJ 5009
    3 credit hours

    Crime and Violence Prevention and Intervention

Internship, 3 credit hours

  • PAD or CJ 6910
    3 credit hours

    Field Study in Public Administration or Criminal Justice

Select Capstone or Thesis, 3-6 credit hours

  • PAD or CJ 5361
    3 credit hours

    Capstone Seminar (taken in final semester)
  • PAD or CJ 6950
    6 credit hours

    Master's Thesis (taken in final two semesters)

Sample elective courses, select 12-18 credit hours (Number of hours depends on Internship requirement and Capstone or Thesis selection)

  • PAD 5110
    3 credit hours

    Seminar on Nonprofit Management
  • PAD 5120
    3 credit hours

    Nonprofits and Public Policy
  • PAD 5140
    3 credit hours

    Nonprofit Financial Management
  • PAD 5180
    3 credit hours

    Social Entrepreneurship
  • PAD 5260
    3 credit hours

    Managing in a Multicultural Society
  • PAD 5350
    3 credit hours

    Program Evaluation
  • PAD 5503
    3 credit hours

    Governmental Budgeting
  • PAD 5625
    3 credit hours

    Local Government Management
  • PAD 5630
    3 credit hours

    Executive Local Governance I
  • PAD/CJ 5950
    3 credit hours

    Major Issues in National and Homeland Security
  • PAD/CJ 5960
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Homeland Security and All Hazards
  • PAD/CJ 5970
    3 credit hours

    Intelligence and Security Policymaking
  • PAD/CJ 5980
    3 credit hours

    Security and Emergency Management Leadership
  • PAD/CJ 5985
    3 credit hours

    U.S. Intelligence Analysis in the 21st Century
  • PAD/CJ 6115
    3 credit hours

    Grant Writing
  • PAD/CJ 6125
    3 credit hours

    Grant Management
  • CJ 5220
    3 credit hours

    American Jury System
  • CJ 5410
    3 credit hours

    Victim Studies
  • CJ 5510
    3 credit hours

    Contemporary Issues in Policing
  • CJ 5520
    3 credit hours

    Corrections
  • CJ 5552
    3 credit hours

    Criminal Justice Ethics
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Resume
  • Statement of educational and career goals
  • Three Recommendations
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree seeking application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office.

Graduate Certificate

In today's fast-paced world, individuals frequently find themselves in new positions that require additional or updated education. Whether you already have an MBA and want to broaden your background in a specific field, are interested in just taking courses in a focused area, or are interested in a starting point for an MBA, a Graduate Certificate program may be the perfect solution for you.

All organizations, large and small, must effectively invest and manage their capital. The finance function is critical in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Job opportunities exist for finance graduates in almost all industries including the financial services industry and positions within the finance area of corporations.
Program Requirements

The Finance Certificate program consists of 12 to 21 credit hours of graduate course-work, depending on the student’s previous academic background.

Required courses:

  • FNCE 6000
    3 credit hours

    Corporate Financial Management

Select 3 of the following:

  • FNCE 6100
    3 credit hours

    Problems and Policies in Financial Management
  • FNCE 6200
    3 credit hours

    Investment Management & Analysis
  • FNCE 6400
    3 credit hours

    International Financial Management
  • FNCE 6500
    3 credit hours

    Managerial Economics & the Business Cycle
Prerequisites: ACCT 5500, BUAD 5500, and QUAN 5500 are prerequisites for FNCE 6000. FNCE 6000 is a prerequisite for FNCE 6100, FNCE 6200 FNCE 6400, and FNCE 6500.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Graduate Certificate Application for Admission
  • Resume
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Business Graduate Office
Related Occupations

Finance:

  • Financial Managers
  • Financial Analysis and Advisors
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

In today's fast-paced world, individuals frequently find themselves in new positions that require additional or updated education. Whether you already have an MBA and want to broaden your background in a specific field, are interested in just taking courses in a focused area, or are interested in a starting point for an MBA, a Graduate Certificate program may be the perfect solution for you.

The many changes in government laws and regulations, technology, societal needs and insurance plans have created a large need for administrative and business education for health care professionals.
Program Requirements

The Health Care Administration Certificate program consists of 12 to 21 credit hours of graduate course-work, depending on the student’s previous academic background. Courses are offered in the classroom or online.

Required courses:

  • HCAD 6190
    3 credit hours

    Health Care Administration
  • HCAD 6290
    3 credit hours

    Health Care Policy
  • HCAD 6390
    3 credit hours

    Health Care Ethics & Law
  • HCAD 6490*
    3 credit hours

    Health Care Budget & Finance
* Prerequisites: FNCE 6000 is recommended prior to taking HCAD 6490. ACCT 5500, BUAD 5500, and QUAN 5500 are prerequisites for FNCE 6000.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Graduate Certificate Application for Admission
  • Resume
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Business Graduate Office
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

In today's fast-paced world, individuals frequently find themselves in new positions that require additional or updated education. Whether you already have an MBA and want to broaden your background in a specific field, are interested in just taking courses in a focused area, or are interested in a starting point for an MBA, a Graduate Certificate program may be the perfect solution for you.

Innovation has become a critical driver of business success in today's economy. Innovation can be defined as successfully implementing a new idea in an organization. An innovation can be based on new technology, but it can also simply be a new way of doing something. Innovation can take place anywhere - in new startup firms, established corporations, or nonprofit organizations. Students completing the Innovation Management certificate will learn how to manage the process of innovation to create value in their organizations through new products, new processes, or new business models.
Program Requirements

The Innovation Management Certificate program consists of 12 to 21 credit hours of graduate course-work, depending on the student's previous academic background.

Required courses:

  • BUAD 6610
    3 credit hours

    Managing Innovation for Strategic Advantage
  • BUAD 6710
    3 credit hours

    Transforming Technology Organizations & Employees
  • BUAD 6800
    3 credit hours

    Entrepreneurship & New Ventures
  • OPTM 6300
    3 credit hours

    Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage
Prerequisites: ACCT 5500 and QUAN 5500 are prerequisites for OPTM 6300.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Graduate Certificate Application for Admission
  • Resume
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Business Graduate Office
Related Occupations

Finance:

  • Financial Managers
  • Financial Analysis and Advisors
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

In today's fast-paced world, individuals frequently find themselves in new positions that require additional or updated education. Whether you already have an MBA and want to broaden your background in a specific field, are interested in just taking courses in a focused area, or are interested in a starting point for an MBA, a Graduate Certificate program may be the perfect solution for you.

International business is becoming more relevant and important as the global economy expands. Various opportunities for study abroad exist for graduate students pursuing the certificate in International Business.
Program Requirements

The International Business Certificate program consists of 12 to 21 credit hours of graduate course-work, depending on the student's previous academic background.

Select 4 of the following courses:

  • INTB 6100
    3 credit hours

    Managing in Global Markets
  • INTB 6990
    3 credit hours

    Regional Business Environment Europe
  • INTB 6991
    3 credit hours

    Regional Business Environment Asia
  • FNCE 6400
    3 credit hours

    International Financial Management
  • MKTG 6900
    3 credit hours

    International Marketing & Export Management
Prerequisites: FNCE 6000 is prerequisite for FNCE 6400. MKTG 6000 is a prerequisite for MKTG 6900. INTB 6990 and INTB 6991 are international trips that require instructor approval. (Note: only one study abroad trip may be applied to the certificate.)
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Graduate Certificate Application for Admission
  • Resume
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Business Graduate Office
Related Occupations

International Business:

  • General and Operations Managers
  • Misc. Business Operations Specialists
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

In today's fast-paced world, individuals frequently find themselves in new positions that require additional or updated education. Whether you already have an MBA and want to broaden your background in a specific field, are interested in just taking courses in a focused area, or are interested in a starting point for an MBA, a Graduate Certificate program may be the perfect solution for you.

In today's highly competitive global environment, a premium is placed on skilled managers who know how to motivate and lead people. This certificate addresses these issues and other contemporary issues in management. The Management emphasis also focuses on the development and maintenance of effective relationships between employers and employees.
Program Requirements

The Management Certificate program consists of 12 credit hours of graduate course-work, depending on the student’s previous academic background.

Required courses include:

  • MGMT 6000
    3 credit hours

    Leading & Managing in Changing Times

Select 3 of the following:

  • MGMT 6200
    3 credit hours

    Managing Organization Development & Change
  • MGMT 6300
    3 credit hours

    Managing Human Resources for Competitive Advantage
  • MGMT 6400
    3 credit hours

    Legal Issues in Human Resources
  • MGMT 6550
    3 credit hours

    Applied Principles of Negotiation & Conflict Management
  • BUAD 6700
    3 credit hours

    Service Management
Prerequisites: MGMT 6000 is a prerequisite for MGMT 6200.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Graduate Certificate Application for Admission
  • Resume
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Business Graduate Office
Related Occupations

Management:

  • General and Operations Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

In today's fast-paced world, individuals frequently find themselves in new positions that require additional or updated education. Whether you already have an MBA and want to broaden your background in a specific field, are interested in just taking courses in a focused area, or are interested in a starting point for an MBA, a Graduate Certificate program may be the perfect solution for you.

An effective marketing program is necessary to the success of any business organization. Through the marketing efforts of a firm, products and services are designed and delivered that maximize customer satisfaction. The marketing curriculum is designed to give the student hands on marketing experience through applied classes and projects.
Program Requirements

The Marketing Certificate program consists of 12 - 15 credit hours of graduate course-work, depending on the student’s previous academic background.

Required courses include:

  • MKTG 6000
    3 credit hours

    Marketing Strategy

Select 3 of the following:

  • MKTG 6300
    3 credit hours

    Marketing Research & Decision Making
  • MKTG 6400
    3 credit hours

    Services Marketing
  • MKTG 6500
    3 credit hours

    Integrated Marketing Communications
  • MKTG 6700
    3 credit hours

    Internet Marketing and Social Media
  • MKTG 6900
    3 credit hours

    International Marketing & Export Management
Prerequisites: MKTG 6000 is a prerequisite for MKTG 6300, 6500, and 6900. QUAN 5500 is a prerequisite for MKTG 6300.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Graduate Certificate Application for Admission
  • Resume
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Business Graduate Office
Related Occupations

Marketing:

  • Marketing Managers
  • Market Research Analysis & Marketing Specialists
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

In today's fast-paced world, individuals frequently find themselves in new positions that require additional or updated education. Whether you already have an MBA and want to broaden your background in a specific field, are interested in just taking courses in a focused area, or are interested in a starting point for an MBA, a Graduate Certificate program may be the perfect solution for you.

Companies are turning to a project structure to manage the increasingly complex, cross-functional tasks present in today's business climate. As the number of both "successful" and "unsuccessful" projects continues to grow, the impact of project management on an organization is more visible. Students completing this certificate can expect to master traditional project management skills and be prepared to manage in complex multiple project environments with a global reach.
Program Requirements

The Project Management Certificate program consists of 12 - 18 credit hours of graduate course-work, depending on the student’s previous academic background.

Required courses include:

  • OPTM 6300
    3 credit hours

    Managing Projects for Competitive Advantage
  • OPTM 6490
    3 credit hours

    Organizational Skills for Project Management
  • OPTM 6590
    3 credit hours

    Project Estimation & Risk Management
  • OPTM 6690
    3 credit hours

    Bridging Strategy & Tactics in Project Management
Prerequisites: ACCT 5500 and QUAN 5500 are prerequisites for OPTM 6300. OPTM 6300 or instructor's approval is a prerequisite for OPTM 6490. OPTM 6300 is a prerequisite for OPTM 6590. OPTM 6300 is a prerequisite for OPTM 6690.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Graduate Certificate Application for Admission
  • Resume
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Business Graduate Office
Related Occupations

Project Management:

  • General and Operations Managers
  • Construction Managers
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

The field of criminal justice is both diverse and vital to a well-functioning society. The Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice offers current and aspiring professionals in the field an opportunity to develop and enhance problem solving, managerial and leadership skills in the criminal justice context and their chances for career advancement. Students in this program will engage with dedicated faculty and practitioners in a stimulating university environment. This program offers an interim step between completion of an undergraduate degree and entering a graduate program.

This certificate focuses on the development of managerial skills for law enforcement, corrections, and other professionals in the field of criminal justice.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

Required courses:

  • CJ 5001
    3 credit hours

    Criminal Justice Systems, Policy, and Practice
  • CJ 5002
    3 credit hours

    Criminological Theory

Plus two of the following:

  • CJ 5007
    3 credit hours

    Violence
  • CJ 5008
    3 credit hours

    Gender, Race, and Social Class
  • CJ 5009
    3 credit hours

    Crime and Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • CJ 5391
    3 credit hours

    Sex Offenders and Offenses
  • CJ 5410
    3 credit hours

    Victim Studies
  • CJ 5430
    3 credit hours

    Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime
  • CJ 5510
    3 credit hours

    Contemporary Issues in Policing
  • CJ 5520
    3 credit hours

    Corrections
  • CJ 5530
    3 credit hours

    Community Corrections
  • CJ 5540
    3 credit hours

    Juvenile Justice Administration
  • CJ 5553
    3 credit hours

    Women and Crime
  • CJ 5571
    3 credit hours

    Social Organization of Crime
  • CJ 5930
    3 credit hours

    Battered Women and the Legal System
  • CJ 6200
    3 credit hours

    Wrongful Convictions
Courses are in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

These courses also may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree at UCCS School of Public Affairs.

Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the certificate only may apply these courses to the MPA or MCJ degree if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • One-page department certificate application
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office
Related Occupations

Protective Service:

  • First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
  • Miscellaneous First-Line Supervisors, Protective Service Workers

Law Enforcement Workers:

  • Correctional Officers and Jailers
  • Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

The Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Leadership is designed for law enforcement, public safety, and emergency first responders, as well as military personnel potentially interested in civilian security careers. This certificate will expose students to the threats to the United States, ranging from terrorism and natural disasters to climate change. Classes are taught by recognized experts, with extensive practical experience in leadership positions at law enforcement and emergency management agencies.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Leadership consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

  • PAD/CJ 5950
    3 credit hours

    Major Issues in National and Homeland Security
  • PAD/CJ 5960
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Homeland Security and All Hazards
  • PAD/CJ 5970
    3 credit hours

    Intelligence and Security Policymaking
  • PAD/CJ 5980
    3 credit hours

    Security and Emergency Management Leadership
Courses may be offered in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

These courses also may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree at UCCS School of Public Affairs.

Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the certificate only may apply these courses to the MPA or MCJ degree if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • One-page department certificate application
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

The Graduate Certificate in National Security Intelligence offers students insight into U.S. security and intelligence organizations and structures, and enables understanding of threats that the U.S. is facing from various state and non-state actors. The certificate is designed for those interested in careers in federal- and state-level security and intelligence agencies, military operations and planning, think tanks, and private sector security. Students attending this program will engage with recognized national experts and practitioners in the field. This certificate will provide tools for students to think critically about security threats to the U,S., and to analyze, interpret, and act upon information collected by the intelligence community.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in National Security Intelligence consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

  • PAD/CJ 5950
    3 credit hours

    Major Issues in National and Homeland Security
  • PAD/CJ 5965
    3 credit hours

    International Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PAD/CJ 5970
    3 credit hours

    Intelligence and Security Policymaking
  • PAD/CJ 5985
    3 credit hours

    U.S. Intelligence Analysis in the 21st Century
Courses may be offered in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

These courses also may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree at UCCS School of Public Affairs.

Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the certificate only may apply these courses to the MPA or MCJ degree if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • One-page department certificate application
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

The Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Endorsement program is designed especially for monolingual English speaking teachers, paraprofessionals and pre-service teachers who have English Language Learners (ELLs) in their classrooms, and want to know how to better serve those students. Educators working with individual, small groups or whole classes of ELLs will benefit from this program. Teachers who have a teaching license from the Colorado Department of Education may use this opportunity to seek the CLDE Endorsement (24 credit hours).
Program Requirements

A Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Endorsement consists of eight required classes, 24 credit hours.

  • CURR 5700
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education
  • CURR 5701
    4 credit hours

    Materials and Methods in Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education
  • CURR 5702
    4 credit hours

    Literacy for All Learners
  • CURR 5703
    3 credit hours

    Assessment: Methods, Materials and Theories for ELL's
  • CURR 5704
    3 credit hours

    Practicum in Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education
  • CURR 5705
    3 credit hours

    Second Language Acquisition: Capstone
  • CURR 5707
    3 credit hours

    Pro-Seminar: Parent and Community Involvement
  • CURR 5713
    3 credit hours

    Language and Linguistics
All courses are offered in a convenient online format and will transfer into the Master of Arts Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) if used within 5 years of taking the first course. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.
Application requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Three letters of reference
  • Career Goal Statement
  • Current resume
  • Complete a background check or an unofficial copy of your teaching license
  • Interview with a faculty advisor
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Education Resource Office

General Background Check for Admission

  1. Go to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website.
  2. Click on "Individuals"
  3. Pay $6.85
  4. Print a copy of the background check and submit it with your additional application materials (current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background check results).
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

This 26 credit hour endorsement prepares teachers at all levels to enhance their teaching methodologies in Gifted & Talented education. The Endorsement will require 3 credit hours of practicum work. The program satisfies accreditation requirements of the Colorado Department of Education, (CDE).
Program Requirements

A Gifted and Talented Endorsement consists of eight required classes, 26 credit hours.

  • CURR 5201
    3 credit hours

    Foundations of Gifted Education*
  • CURR 5202
    4 credit hours

    Assessment and Identification of the Gifted
  • CURR 5203
    4 credit hours

    Psychology of the Gifted
  • CURR 5206
    3 credit hours

    Creativity in Gifted Education
  • CURR 5211
    3 credit hours

    Curriculum Models and Aligned Programming for Gifted Students
  • CURR 5214
    3 credit hours

    Differentiated Instruction and Research-based Strategies for Teaching the Gifted
  • CURR 5215
    3 credit hours

    Gifted Program Leadership**
  • CURR 5230
    3 credit hours

    Practicum***
*CURR 5201 Foundations of Gifted Education is a required first course
**CURR 5215 Leadership can only be taken after prerequisite courses (CURR 5201, CURR 5202, CURR 5211)
***CURR 5230 Practicum may only be taken after all coursework is completed. Practicum is spring only and there is a $200.00 practicum fee

All courses are offered in a convenient online format and will transfer into the Online Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. (32 credits). Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate/endorsement.

Application requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Three letters of reference
  • Career Goal Statement
  • Current resume
  • Complete a background check or an unofficial copy of your teaching license
  • Interview with a faculty advisor
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Education Resource Office

General Background Check for Admission

  1. Go to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website.
  2. Click on "Individuals"
  3. Pay $6.85
  4. Print a copy of the background check and submit it with your additional application materials (current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background check results).
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

The Instructional Technology Certificate prepares teachers at all levels to use technology to enhance their teaching methodologies and reach the next generation of learners, who expect to learn using technology.
Program Requirements

The Instructional Technology Certificate consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

  • CURR 5170
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Technology Education
  • CURR 5171
    3 credit hours

    K-12 Web-Based Educational Resources
  • CURR 5172
    3 credit hours

    Instructional Technology Project
  • CURR 5120
    3 credit hours

    Assessment: Methods, Materials and Theories for ELL's
All courses are offered in a convenient online format and will transfer into our Online Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.
Application requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Three letters of reference
  • Career Goal Statement
  • Current resume
  • Complete a background check or an unofficial copy of your teaching license
  • Interview with a faculty advisor
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Education Resource Office

General Background Check for Admission

  1. Go to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website.
  2. Click on "Individuals"
  3. Pay $6.85
  4. Print a copy of the background check and submit it with your additional application materials (current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background check results).
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

The Principal Licensure program has been designed to ensure the development of educational leaders who can transform schools into learning communities in which all members of a diverse society are accorded opportunity and respect. This curriculum has been developed on a foundation of research in the areas of leadership, management, schooling, curriculum, instructional practices, adult development, and technology. The program satisfies accreditation requirements of the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Educational Leadership Constituency Council (ELCC).

To be eligible for Principal Licensure from the Colorado Department of Education, candidates must:
  • Successfully complete all academic and field experience requirements for Principal Licensure
  • Pass the Colorado Principal PLACE exam
  • Complete three semester hours of a field-based practicum (150 hours of field based work)
Program Requirements

The Principal Licensure program consists of eleven required classes, 33 credit hours.

  • LEAD 5020
    3 credit hours

    Vision, Ethics, and Leadership in a Democratic Society
  • LEAD 5070
    3 credit hours

    Human Resources Management and Staff Development
  • LEAD 5170
    3 credit hours

    Culturally Responsive Leadership and Programs
  • LEAD 5220
    3 credit hours

    Data Driven Program Evaluation and Curriculum Assessment*
  • LEAD 5230
    3 credit hours

    Instructional Leadership
  • LEAD 5450
    3 credit hours

    The Principalship
  • LEAD 6050
    3 credit hours

    Financing Schools and Programs
  • LEAD 6120
    3 credit hours

    Educational Politics and Collaborative Communities
  • LEAD 6140
    3 credit hours

    Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction
  • LEAD 6400
    3 credit hours

    Legal Issues for School Leaders
  • LEAD 6820
    3 credit hours

    Practicum in School Leadership: The Principalship
*Prerequisite LEAD 5700 or equivalent

All courses are offered in a convenient online format and will transfer into our Online Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

Application requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Three letters of reference
  • Career Goal Statement
  • Current resume
  • Complete a background check or an unofficial copy of your teaching license
  • Interview with a faculty advisor
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Education Resource Office

General Background Check for Admission

  1. Go to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website.
  2. Click on "Individuals"
  3. Pay $6.85
  4. Print a copy of the background check and submit it with your additional application materials (current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background check results).
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

The Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) Certificate Program consists of four core courses that will give you the foundation and knowledge necessary to work with ELLs.
Program Requirements

The Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language Certificate consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

  • CURR 5701
    3 credit hours

    Materials and Methods in Linguistically Diverse/Multicultural Education
  • CURR 5703
    3 credit hours

    Assessment: Methods, Materials and Theories for ELL's
  • CURR 5705
    3 credit hours

    Second Language Acquisition: Capstone
  • CURR 5713
    3 credit hours

    Language and Linguistics
All courses are offered in a convenient online format and will transfer into the 24 credit hour Culturally Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement (CLDE) endorsement and/or MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA TESOL) program. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.
Application requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Three letters of reference
  • Career Goal Statement
  • Current resume
  • Complete a background check or an unofficial copy of your teaching license
  • Interview with a faculty advisor
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate degree application and $60 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the College of Education Resource Office

General Background Check for Admission

  1. Go to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation website.
  2. Click on "Individuals"
  3. Pay $6.85
  4. Print a copy of the background check and submit it with your additional application materials (current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background check results).
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) and the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) jointly offer a Graduate Certificate in Electric Drivetrain Technology to qualified students. The program has been designed to provide professionals involved in power electronics, battery controls, and/or automotive industries the capability and motivation to continue with post-graduate education. These potential students may not wish to pursue an in-depth rigorous Master of Science program at this time but nonetheless desire to increase their professional capability and enhance career advancement opportunities. The program courses cover the most important topics in battery modeling and battery management systems (BMS), motor drive, and vehicle power electronics for applications including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, extended-range, and battery electric vehicles.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Electric Drivetrain Technology consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

  • ECE 5710
    3 credit hours

    Modeling, Simulation, and Identification of Battery Dynamics (Offered by UCCS)
  • ECE 5720
    3 credit hours

    Battery Management and Control (Offered by UCCS)
  • ECEN 5017
    3 credit hours

    Power Electronics for Electric Drive Vehicles (Offered by CU-Boulder)
  • ECEN 5737
    3 credit hours

    Adjustable Speed AC Drives (Offered by CU-Boulder)
All courses are available online, allowing the student to complete the certificate completely via distance. Students must earn grades of B or better in each course counted toward a certificate. Certificate courses must be completed within two (2) years from start of courses. In most cases, should the student choose to continue beyond the certificate, coursework can count toward the award of a full master's degree.
Admission requirements
  • Technical undergraduate degree: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university, or Bachelor's degree in a closely related engineering discipline from an accredited university and two years of experience working in a related field.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to completion of the following university-level coursework: Calculus III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Physics III (calculus based), General Chemistry I, Circuits II, Electronics I, and Linear Systems
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers an online Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management to qualified students. The certificate program is a practical and convenient way for engineers and technical professionals to build on their technical education foundation. The four-course 12 credit hour certificate can typically be completed in less than two years and provides directly applicable knowledge, skills, and capabilities. Certificate is officially noted on the student's transcript.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

  • EMGT 5010
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the Systems Perspective
  • EMGT 5020
    3 credit hours

    Finance and Accounting for Engineering Managers
  • EMGT 5050
    3 credit hours

    Engineering Project Management
  • EMGT 5510
    3 credit hours

    Leadership for Engineers
All courses are available online, allowing the student to complete the certificate completely via distance. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B or better in each course counted toward a certificate. Certificate courses must be completed within two (2) years from start of courses. In most cases, should the student choose to continue on to the Master of Engineering Engineering Management degree program, the courses can be applied towards that degree plan.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or a closely related science discipline
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Undergraduate coursework in Engineering Economics
  • Undergraduate coursework in Statistics
  • Two or more years of experience in industrial, civil, or government engineering or technical professional positions
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers an online Graduate level Certificate in Space Operations to qualified students. Involving only a fraction of the coursework required for a master's degree, the certificate can be completed in less than two years. Certificate is officially noted on the student's transcript.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Space Operations consists of five required classes, 15 credit hours.

  • SPCE 5025
    3 credit hours

    Fundamentals of Astronautics
  • SPCE 5085
    3 credit hours

    Space Communications
  • SPCE 5105
    3 credit hours

    Remote Sensing in Space
  • SPCE 5645
    3 credit hours

    Space Policy
  • SPCE 5665
    3 credit hours

    Systems Engineering Processes
All courses are available online, allowing the student to complete the certificate completely via distance. Students must earn grades of B or better in each course counted toward a certificate. Certificate courses must be completed within two (2) years from start of courses. In most cases, should the student choose to continue beyond the certificate, coursework can count toward the award of a full master's degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical field from an accredited university or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and two years of experience working in a related field.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to completion of the following university-level coursework: Calculus I, Linear Algebra, Physics I (calculus-based)
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
The College of Engineering and Applied Science offers an online Graduate level Certificate in Systems Engineering to qualified students. The program has been designed to provide employees of engineering companies with an opportunity to enhance their systems engineering knowledge and skills. These potential students may not wish to pursue an in-depth rigorous Master of Engineering program but nonetheless desire to increase their professional capability and enhance career advancement opportunities. Certificate is officially noted on the student's transcript.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

  • SYSE 5010
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the Systems Perspective
  • SYSE 5050
    3 credit hours

    Engineering Project Management
  • SYSE 5110
    3 credit hours

    Systems Engineering Processes
  • SYSE 5210
    3 credit hours

    Systems Architecture
All courses are available online, allowing the student to complete the certificate completely via distance. Students must earn grades of B or better in each course counted toward a certificate. Certificate courses must be completed within two (2) years from start of courses. In most cases, should the student choose to continue beyond the certificate, coursework can count toward the award of a full master's degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor of Science degree in a technical field from an accredited university or a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university and two years of experience working in a related field.
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Evidence of mathematical maturity equivalent to completion of the following university-level coursework: Three semesters of Calculus, Advanced Calculus or Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability and Statistics
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
Post Master's Certificate: Nurse Practitioner
Mastered prepared nurses will learn from specialty courses that prepare students for expanded clinical roles in adult and gerontological health, or family health, the student is prepared for prescriptive authority in advanced patho, assessment and pharmacology.
The field of criminal justice is both diverse and vital to a well-functioning society. The Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice offers current and aspiring professionals in the field an opportunity to develop and enhance problem solving, managerial and leadership skills in the criminal justice context and their chances for career advancement. Students in this program will engage with dedicated faculty and practitioners in a stimulating university environment. This program offers an interim step between completion of an undergraduate degree and entering a graduate program.

This certificate focuses on the development of managerial skills for law enforcement, corrections, and other professionals in the field of criminal justice.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

Required courses include minimum of two courses from this list:

  • CJ 5001
    3 credit hours

    Criminal Justice Systems, Policy, and Practice
  • CJ 5002
    3 credit hours

    Criminological Theory

Plus two of the following:

  • CJ 5007
    3 credit hours

    Violence
  • CJ 5008
    3 credit hours

    Gender, Race, and Social Class
  • CJ 5009
    3 credit hours

    Crime and Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • CJ 5391
    3 credit hours

    Sex Offenders and Offenses
  • CJ 5410
    3 credit hours

    Victim Studies
  • CJ 5430
    3 credit hours

    Drugs, Alcohol, and Crime
  • CJ 5510
    3 credit hours

    Contemporary Issues in Policing
  • CJ 5520
    3 credit hours

    Corrections
  • CJ 5530
    3 credit hours

    Community Corrections
  • CJ 5540
    3 credit hours

    Juvenile Justice Administration
  • CJ 5553
    3 credit hours

    Women and Crime
  • CJ 5571
    3 credit hours

    Social Organization of Crime
  • CJ 5930
    3 credit hours

    Battered Women and the Legal System
  • CJ 6200
    3 credit hours

    Wrongful Convictions
Courses are in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

These courses also may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree at UCCS School of Public Affairs.

Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the certificate only may apply these courses to the MPA or MCJ degree if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • One-page department certificate application
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office
Related Occupations

Protective Service:

  • First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers
  • First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
  • Miscellaneous First-Line Supervisors, Protective Service Workers

Law Enforcement Workers:

  • Correctional Officers and Jailers
  • Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

This certificate program engages students in systematic research and study designed to improve the quality of grant writing and program evaluation within local governments, nonprofits, educational settings, and criminal justice and public service agencies. The course content emphasizes competence in the language of grants, proposal development, funding sources and processes, designing and writing creative proposal letters, creating budgets, developing effective evaluation tools, and understanding fiscal management functions and regulations. The certificate is designed for people interested in professional careers in, or careers that include, grant writing, grant management, and/or program evaluation. Students may also become interested in enrolling in the Master in Criminal Justice (MCJ) or Master in Public Administration (MPA) program.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Grant Writing, Management, and Program Evaluation consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

Required courses:

  • PAD 5350/ CJ 6105
    3 credit hours

    Program Evaluation
  • PAD 6115/ CJ 6115
    3 credit hours

    Grant Writing
  • PAD 6125/ CJ 6125
    3 credit hours

    Grant Management

Plus one elective from the following:

  • CJ 5004
    3 credit hours

    Statistics
  • CJ 5009
    3 credit hours

    Crime and Violence Prevention and Intervention
  • PAD 5110
    3 credit hours

    Seminar in Nonprofit Management
  • PAD 5140
    3 credit hours

    Nonprofit Financial Management
  • PAD 5150
    3 credit hours

    Understanding and Achieving Funding Diversity
  • PAD 5503
    3 credit hours

    Governmental Budgeting
  • PAD 6135/ CJ 6135
    3 credit hours

    Advanced Program Evaluation
Courses are in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

These courses also may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree at UCCS School of Public Affairs.

Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the certificate only may apply these courses to the MPA or MCJ degree if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • One-page department certificate application
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office
Related Occupations

Grant Writing:

  • Grant Writer
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

The Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Leadership is designed for law enforcement, public safety, and emergency first responders, as well as military personnel potentially interested in civilian security careers. This certificate will expose students to the threats to the United States, ranging from terrorism and natural disasters to climate change. Classes are taught by recognized experts, with extensive practical experience in leadership positions at law enforcement and emergency management agencies.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management Leadership consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

  • PAD/CJ 5950
    3 credit hours

    Major Issues in National and Homeland Security
  • PAD/CJ 5960
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Homeland Security and All Hazards
  • PAD/CJ 5970
    3 credit hours

    Intelligence and Security Policymaking
  • PAD/CJ 5980
    3 credit hours

    Security and Emergency Management Leadership
Courses may be offered in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

These courses also may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree at UCCS School of Public Affairs.

Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the certificate only may apply these courses to the MPA or MCJ degree if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • One-page department certificate application
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

This certificate program provides local government managers and students with opportunities to improve the quality of local government systems in Colorado. The course content emphasizes competence in specific policy products, and provides the School of Public Affairs with the opportunity to partner with local government agencies as a workforce development partner and technical assistance provider. Further, the certificate is designed for people interested in or around a professional career in local government who may also become interested in enrolling in the Master in Public Administration (MPA) program.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

Required courses:

  • PAD 5503
    3 credit hours

    Governmental Budgeting
  • PAD 5630
    3 credit hours

    Executive Local Governance I
  • PAD 5631
    3 credit hours

    Executive Local Governance II

Plus one elective from the following:

  • PAD 5625
    3 credit hours

    Local Government Management
  • PAD 5626
    3 credit hours

    Local Government Politics and Policy
Courses are in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

These courses also may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree at UCCS School of Public Affairs.

Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the certificate only may apply these courses to the MPA or MCJ degree if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • One-page department certificate application
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office
Related Occupations

Management:

  • Chief Executives
  • General and Operations Managers
  • Legislators

Operations Specialties Managers:

  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
  • General and Operations Managers
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Fund Development is designed to provide present and future fund development professionals with the knowledge and skills for successful fundraising in the nonprofit sector. The certificate covers six major knowledge areas: current and prospective donor research, relationship building, securing the gift, volunteer involvement, grant writing and management and accountability. Students will receive professional, academic education in fund development theory and practice to support capacity building and sustainability of the sector.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Fund Development consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

  • PAD 5110
    3 credit hours

    Seminar in Nonprofit Management
  • PAD 5150
    3 credit hours

    Understanding and Achieving Funding Diversity
  • PAD 5180
    3 credit hours

    Social Entrepreneurship
  • PAD 6115
    3 credit hours

    Grant Writing
Courses are in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

These courses also may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree at UCCS School of Public Affairs.

Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the certificate only may apply these courses to the MPA or MCJ degree if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • One-page department certificate application
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office
Related Occupations

Management:

  • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

Thriving nonprofit organizations are an essential component of community well-being. The Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management program provides the knowledge and skills to lead and manage nonprofits effectively. Aspiring nonprofit leaders will gain fundamental skills; those already in the field will expand their skills; and nonprofit board members will gain knowledge to enhance their capacity to govern.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

Required courses:

  • PAD 5110
    3 credit hours

    Seminar on Nonprofit Management
  • PAD 5140
    3 credit hours

    Nonprofit Financial Management
  • PAD 5160
    3 credit hours

    Nonprofit Boards and Executive Leadership

Plus one elective from the following:

  • PAD 5130
    3 credit hours

    Collaboration Across Sectors
  • PAD 5150
    3 credit hours

    Understanding and Achieving Funding Diversity
  • PAD 5170
    3 credit hours

    Strategic Management for Nonprofit and Public Managers
  • PAD 5180
    3 credit hours

    Social Entrepreneurship
  • PAD 5220
    3 credit hours

    Human Resource Management in Public Service Organizations
  • PAD 5260
    3 credit hours

    Managing in a Multicultural Society
  • PAD 5350
    3 credit hours

    Program Evaluation
  • PAD 5460
    3 credit hours

    Political Advocacy
  • PAD 6115
    3 credit hours

    Grant Writing
Courses are in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

These courses also may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree at UCCS School of Public Affairs.

Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the certificate only may apply these courses to the MPA or MCJ degree if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • One-page department certificate application
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office
Related Occupations

Management:

  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Sustainability Officers
  • General and Operations Managers
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

Today's public managers lead in turbulent times. The landscape has been described as complex, volatile, dynamic and unpredictable. The Graduate Certificate in Public Management provides not only the skills and expertise needed to manage in the public sector, but the capacity to use these tools strategically. The Graduate Certificate in Public Management program is designed to provide employees and potential employees of public organizations the opportunity to improve their managerial skills as well as their knowledge of the general field of public administration. This certificate, awarded to students interested in public sector management, focuses on the key areas of expertise required of public administrators.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in Public Management consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

Required courses:

  • PAD 5001
    3 credit hours

    Introduction to Public Administration and Public Service
  • PAD 5002
    3 credit hours

    Organizational Management and Behavior

Plus one elective from the following:

  • PAD 5004
    3 credit hours

    Economics and Public Finance
  • PAD 5005
    3 credit hours

    The Policy Process and Democracy

Plus one elective from the following:

  • PAD 5220
    3 credit hours

    Human Resource Management in Public Service Organizations
  • PAD 5625
    3 credit hours

    Local Government Management
  • PAD 5626
    3 credit hours

    Local Government Politics and Policy
Courses are in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

These courses also may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree at UCCS School of Public Affairs.

Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the certificate only may apply these courses to the MPA or MCJ degree if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • One-page department certificate application
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office
Related Occupations

Management:

  • Chief Executives
  • Chief Sustainability Officers
  • General and Operations Managers

Management:

  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Human Resource Managers
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.

The Graduate Certificate in National Security Intelligence offers students insight into U.S. security and intelligence organizations and structures, and enables understanding of threats that the U.S. is facing from various state and non-state actors. The certificate is designed for those interested in careers in federal- and state-level security and intelligence agencies, military operations and planning, think tanks, and private sector security. Students attending this program will engage with recognized national experts and practitioners in the field. This certificate will provide tools for students to think critically about security threats to the U,S., and to analyze, interpret, and act upon information collected by the intelligence community.
Program Requirements

A Graduate Certificate in National Security Intelligence consists of four required classes, 12 credit hours.

  • PAD/CJ 5950
    3 credit hours

    Major Issues in National and Homeland Security
  • PAD/CJ 5965
    3 credit hours

    International Relations and U.S. Foreign Policy
  • PAD/CJ 5970
    3 credit hours

    Intelligence and Security Policymaking
  • PAD/CJ 5985
    3 credit hours

    U.S. Intelligence Analysis in the 21st Century
Courses may be offered in the classroom or online. Students are not required to apply to a degree program to take these courses but must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university. Students must earn grades of B- or better in each course counted toward a certificate.

These courses also may be used as electives toward the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) degree at UCCS School of Public Affairs.

Current Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ) students may take these courses and earn the certificate in addition to the MPA or MCJ as part of their degree plan. Students who complete the certificate only may apply these courses to the MPA or MCJ degree if admitted. However, only courses taken within six years prior to the semester of graduation may be applied to the degree.
Admission requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or better
  • One-page department certificate application
How to Apply
  • Submit your graduate non-degree seeking application and $50 application fee.
  • Submit your official transcripts to the UCCS Admissions Office. Official transcripts must be sealed in original envelopes, unopened by the student (1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918)
  • Submit required additional application materials to the UCCS Admissions Office
Campus Disclosures of Graduation Rates

The UCCS Office of Institutional Research provides the following gainful employment disclosures for our certificate programs.