The UCCS School of Public Affairs offers quality education to students who seek noble careers in the field.  Not only do we offer an unprecedented combination of rigorous academics, relevant research and practical application, some of our programs are also accredited by nationally recognized organizations. 

Accredited Programs

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The School of Public Affairs is one of the premier schools of public administration in the Rocky Mountain West. The Master of Public Administration is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), the global standard in public service education.

Master of Social Work (MSW)

The Master of Social Work is in the process of being accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), the national association representing social work education in the United States. The CSWE is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  

CSWE Accreditation begins with a request for candidacy and is then followed by a 3-benchmark process, which typically takes 3 years to earn initial accreditation.  It is anticipated that Application for Candidacy will be made in January 2020.