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The John Suthers Scholarship was established to provide meritorious scholarships to junior and senior level undergraduate students enrolled in UCCS’s School of Public Affairs, the Rocky Mountain West’s premier school of public administration. Our students have a passion for making the world a better place and work hard to balance work, family and studies. Here’s how one recipient of this scholarship’s support expressed his gratitude:
“Receiving the John Suthers Scholarship was an enormous help to my family. As a full time student and parent of three, expenses sometimes got tight. I’m truly thankful for the freedom the Suthers Scholarship provided”
Please join me in supporting excellence in local government. Your gift fuels success!
George E. Reed, Ph.D.
Featured News & Spotlights
Faculty Publication News: Dr. Katy Cathcart
Congratulations to Senior Instructor of Criminal Justice Dr. Katy Cathcart on her new book Power & Authority: Profiles of Contemporary Law Enforcement and Corrections Applications.
Faculty Publication News: Dr. Henriikka Weir & Dr. Edin Mujkic
Congratulations to Assistant Professors Dr. Henriikka Weir and Dr. Edin Mujkic for getting their article "Causes and explanations of suicide terrorism: A systematic-review" accepted in Homeland Security Affairs: The Journal of the NPS Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Faculty Publication News: Dr. Edin Mujkic
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Edin Mujkic for getting his article "International military education and training: promoting democratic values to militaries and countries throughout the world" accepted in the journal Democracy and Security.
Faculty Publication News: Dr. Edin Mujkic & Dr. Don Klingner
Congratulations to MPA faculty, Distinguished Professor Dr. Don Klingner and Assistant Professor Dr. Edin Mujkic, for getting their article "Dieselgate: How hubris and bad leadership caused the biggest scandal in automotive history" accepted in the journal Public Integrity.
Faculty News: Dr. YongJei Lee Tapped as Prestigious Ethics Fellow
School Public Affairs' Assistant Professor, Dr. YongJei Lee, has been chosen to serve as a UCCS Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Faculty Fellow for 2018-2019.
New Graduate Dual Degree Program
We are pleased to announce the new Dual Masters-Public Administration & Sociology.
Read UCCS official announcement "UCCS creates new dual graduate program in public administration, sociology".
Outstanding Faculty Award: Rich Radabaugh
We are pleased and humbled to announce that Criminal Justice Senior Instructor Rich Radabaugh, Esq. has received the UCCS 2018 Outstanding Instructor Award!
Faculty News: YongJei Lee
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. YongJei Lee for being selected as the UCCS faculty lead in the Compass Curriculum Assessment of Inclusiveness.
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- Criminal Justice
- Grant Writing, Management, and Program Evaluation
- Homeland Security and Emergency Management Leadership
- National Security Intelligence
- Nonprofit Management
- Public Management
- Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (BACJ)
- BACJ Online Completion Program
- Minor in Criminal Justice
- Dual Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Psychology
- Dual Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology
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Why SPA at UCCS?
Choose the Best!
The UCCS School of Public Affairs is one of the premier schools of public administration in the Rocky Mountain West, and the school's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is accredited by NASPAA. The small, intimate size of the UCCS School of Public Affairs makes it a highlight for prospective and current students, making SPA an outstanding choice.
The school is known for its friendly and inviting culture and scholarship. While the student body is small; faculty and staff members are readily accessible and engage students as peers. At UCCS School of Public Affairs, students are assured of excellence in teaching by exceptional faculty.