Future Student Resources

Future Student Resources

Resources for Future Students

Explore resources such as information on academic programs, application details, and more.

Academic Offerings

The College of Public Service (CPS) offers a competitive variety of Bachelors's and Master's degrees, unique dual and accelerated programs, and six graduate certificates. Some of our programs are:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
  • Master of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work 
  • Master of Public Administration (NASPAA-accredited)

UCCS’s readily accessible and flexible classes are also offered online, on-campus, hybrid, and on evenings and weekends to help meet each student’s individual scheduling needs.


With a faculty of experienced practitioners and nationally-recognized researchers, College of Public Service (CPS) students participate in experiential learning, thrive in rigorous programs, and benefit from small class sizes and a collaborative approach.

CPS is known for its friendly and inviting culture and scholarship. While the student body is small, faculty and staff members are readily accessible.

At the UCCS College of Public Service, students are assured of excellence in teaching by highly qualified faculty.


Criminal Justice Programs

The College of Public Service Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice program utilizes a flexible interdisciplinary approach recognizing criminal justice professionals need a strong knowledge foundation across various disciplines. 

Students can choose from four options around which to focus their degree:

  • Law
  • Forensic Studies
  • Law Enforcement
  • Cyber Crime and Cybersecurity

UCCS offers both undergraduate and graduate-level degrees in Criminal Justice.

Public Administration Programs

The Master of Public Administration program at UCCS prepares students to take leadership roles in the public and nonprofit sectors.

The UCCS MPA program is the only program in the Pikes Peak Region accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).

Social Work Programs

The UCCS Bachelor of Social Work program prepares social workers for ethical and competent generalist social work practice across diverse populations.

UCCS offers both undergraduate and graduate-level degrees in Social Work.

The Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work have achieved Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation.

Admissions to the College of Public Service

The College of Public Service admits students into two undergraduate programs: the Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. All undergraduate admissions, including the UCCS online application form, can be found at UCCS Admissions.

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