The UCCS School of Public Affairs is flexible in its delivery of courses, offering both online and on campus courses each semester. The Master of Public Administration, Master of Criminal Justice, Dual Masters of Public Administration and Criminal Justice, and all graduate certificates are available online.
For the Master of Public Administration (MPA), the School of Public Affairs plans to offer all core classes every fall and every spring semester. Half of the core classes are offered online and the other half of the core classes are offered on campus. Each semester the delivery (on campus or online) is alternated. Those core courses offered on campus one semester are offered online the following (excluding summer) and vice versa. Students are expected to complete PAD 5001 within their first two semesters of enrollment. For the Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ), the School of Public Affairs plans to offer either on campus or online core courses.
Elective courses for both the MPA and MCJ may be offered online or on campus. Some students find matching a core course with an elective course works well. The School of Public Affairs does not recommend completing all core courses before enrolling in electives. If there is an elective that you find interesting or is particularly relevant to your degree plan, you should enroll in that elective that semester as specific elective courses are not always offered on a regular repeating schedule.
Please note: Students are expected to complete all core courses prior to registering for the capstone seminar or master's thesis. In no case can any student enroll for thesis hours or the capstone seminar prior to completing PAD 5003 Research and Analytic Methods/CJ 5003 Research Methods.
- MPA Course Schedule - Spring 2020
- MCJ Course Schedule - Spring 2020
- BACJ Course Schedule - Spring 2020
- MPA Course Schedule - Summer 2020
- MCJ Course Schedule - Summer 2020
- BACJ Course Schedule - Summer 2020
CJ 5552: Leadership and Ethics
Mr. Rod Walker
This course will examines theories of leadership applied to the public and nonprofit sectors and the skills and processes employed by effective leaders.
PAD/CJ 5950: Major Issues in National and Homeland Security
This course covers historical developments of the national security apparatus in the United States since the end of World War II, its role during the Cold War, and developments after the Cold War and in the aftermath of 9/11. Students will be exposed to the discussions about new challenges to the national and homeland security apparatus such as radical religious ideology, proliferation of failed states and non-state actors, 4th generation warfare and issues such as climate change and cybercrime proliferation and their impact on national and homeland security.