UCCS College of Public Service

College of Public Service at UCCS

The UCCS College of Public Service (CPS), formerly the School of Public Affairs, is a leading public administration school in the Rocky Mountain West, offering degrees in public administration, criminal justice, social work, and more.

About the College

At the UCCS College of Public Service, our mission is to improve people's lives and communities worldwide through collaborative governance, public service innovation, community engagement, and research.

Our unique combination of rigorous academics, relevant research, practical application, and partnership networks empowers students to create significant impacts for a resilient community and world.

Social Work Accreditation

We are excited to announce that our Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees have received accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

This esteemed recognition will be valid for the next eight years, and we are thrilled to continue providing high-quality education to our students.



Social Work

The Department of Social Work offers bachelor and master-level degree programs, both accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Study Abroad Programs

The College of Public Service provides exciting study-abroad opportunities for students. These programs enable students to broaden their perspectives and enhance their academic experience. The College offers study abroad programs in the following locations:


Outstanding CPS Students 2024

Upcoming Events

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