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Governing U is an index of public sector management and policy degrees from universities across the country.  It provides a single source for browsing offerings from Master of Public Administration (MPA) , the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the Executive MPA and certificate and other professional programs designed specifically for the education needs of working professionals in public service. Each entry includes a description of program offerings in the schools' own words. Governing U’s unique map interface also allows you to see the national landscape for public service grad programs and select schools for a closer look by geography

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  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
  • (719) 255-4993
  • Description

    The School of Public Affairs (SPA) at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs provides professional training for managers and policy-makers in public, nonprofit, and criminal justice organizations, offering the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Criminal Justice (MCJ), and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Criminal Justice. Students can also pursue a more limited course of study, earning graduate certificates in Public Management, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Fund Development, Criminal Justice, Homeland Defense, and Security Intelligence.

    SPA’s graduate programs offer a select group of students the opportunity to enhance their potential for executive leadership and success in public service careers. Students graduate with a sophisticated understanding of the public and nonprofit sectors and their interdependence, and of contemporary principles of organizational development and management.

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