At the undergraduate level, the UCCS School of Public Affairs offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice (BACJ). The BACJ degree is an interdisciplinary degree program built on a model proposed by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the organization that sets standards for criminal justice degrees. Graduates of the BACJ will earn a highly marketable degree, in an area that the State of Colorado considers one of critical future need. Potential employers include law enforcement agencies within state, local and federal government, the courts, probation departments, and the military.
If you are interested in applying admission to UCCS to earn a BACJ degree, please go to the UCCS Campus Admissions webpage for more information on how to apply.
At the graduate level, the UCCS School of Public Affairs offers a Master of Public Administration and a Master of Criminal Justice degree program as well as several graduate certificate programs that can be completed either through taking classes on campus or online or by combining on campus and online classes. The choice is yours!
If you are interested in applying for admission to the UCCS School of Public Affairs' MPA or MCJ degree program , please access application materials at the Application Information and Process page of the Graduate School website.
Graduate students apply online at https://soaprod.cusys.edu/degreeprog/applyDEGREEPROG_CUSPG/login.action. UCCS School of Public Affairs can no longer accept hard copy applications (parts 1 and 2, including Tuition Classification form). Application materials are, however, available in downloadable PDF format to review and to support your application process:
•Application for Admission checklist
•Information on Specific Parts of Application for Admission
•University of Colorado Application Part I including Tuition Classification form (to be completed by all applicants)
•University of Colorado Application Part II including a Statment of Goals (question 6 on form)
•3 letters of recommendation
•Selective Service form (male applicants only)
•Application fee of $60.00 for applicants and $75.00 for International applicants
•1 set of official transcripts from each college and university attended
•GRE test scores directly to
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