The UCCS School of Public Affairs is one of the premier schools of public administration in the Rocky Mountain West. We feature a Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, accredited by NASPAA; highly ranked and respected programs in Criminal Justice; and we are excited to add two Social Work programs, beginning Fall 2020.
Our small class sizes and close-knit relationships make the UCCS School of Public Affairs (SPA) a destination for future leaders in Colorado and beyond. The school is known for its friendly and inviting culture and scholarship, and our student body is small and diverse.
At UCCS School of Public Affairs, students are assured of excellence in teaching by exceptional and experienced faculty. Our faculty and staff members are readily accessible and engage students as peers. Simply put, we put a focus on you and fuel your success.
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The UCCS School of Public Affairs' programs are comprised of both theory and practice to prepare individuals to face complex challenges in today's changing world. Your degree or certificate creates vast opportunities - from taking a leadership role in crafting policy to solving complex problems and creating societal change. Your School of Public Affairs education will empower you to make a difference in the world.
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Faculty News: Dr. Gia Barboza
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. Gia Barboza, who will join the editorial board of the “Child Maltreatment,” one of the top-ranked academic journals in the areas of social work and family studies. Read about it on Communique.
Faculty Publication News: Dr. YongJei Lee
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr. YongJei Lee on the acceptance of his article “Following their lead: Police perceptions and their effects on crime prevention” in Justice Quarterly.
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.
School of Public Affairs Scholarship
To celebrate UCCS' 50th Anniversary and to provide financial support for students, the UCCS School of Public Affairs Scholarship has been created to raise funds for student scholarships.
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