Public Administration

Students in the School of Public Affairs get individual attention when they take MPA classes.

Forge a Career in Public Administration

You can play a vital role in transforming lives. The Master of Public Administration program provides high-quality graduate education for current and prospective practitioners like you in public, private, and nonprofit sectors, in the U.S. and abroad. Simply put, we prepare you for excellence in public service.


Diverse Options

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Earn specialized certificates while earning your Master of Public Administration, including Nonprofit Management, Homeland Security and many more.

Highly Accredited

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Our MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), whose standards are the benchmark used by public administration master degree programs worldwide.

Less Hassle

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Begin the next step in your journey sooner with the UCCS School of Public Affairs. Your application will be faster as no entrance exams are required.

UCCS is built around supporting our students.

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"I was nervous when applying to the School of Public Affairs. I knew UCCS was a pretty great school.

Dr. Edin Mujkic and Ms. Regina Winters were paramount to me working as hard as I did after being accepted into the program.

They fostered an environment of openness which allowed me to dive deeper into my field of study.

In the military, you’re basically a public servant for the nation. I learned at UCCS what it means to be a public servant.”

— Levino Johnson, a successful UCCS School of Public Affairs grad.