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Program in Public Affairs and Administration School of Public Affairs University of Colorado Denver

  • Denver, CO
  • Public
  • Urban
  • 61%39%
    student ratio
  • 416
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 65%
    acceptance rate
  • 8 Degrees
    degrees offered

Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Public Affairs Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Public Administration Master of Public Administration (MPA) [nonprofit management]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [public administration]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [homeland security and defense]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [local government]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [emergency management and homeland security]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [environmental policy, management and law]
      Master of Public Administration (MPA) [domestic violence]
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 142
    • Doctoral Degrees 9
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Alternate accepted and 36-39 credit hours
    • Doctoral Degrees Required, Required and minimum of 66 semester hours, including at least 30 hours of dissertation
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 223
    • Accepted 146
    • Acceptance Rate 65
    • Enrolled 83
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $50
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline February 1st January 15th Yes
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 15th October 1st Yes
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGRE, GMAT or LSAT, resume, essay, and transcripts, recommendations
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE, resume, essay, and transcripts, recommendations
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 550 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS recommended, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,110.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 1
    • Types of financial support availableFederal Work-Study, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans, Traineeships, Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students416
    • Female Percentage61%
    • Male Percentage39%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students416
    • Part-time Percentage42%
    • Full-time Percentage58%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian75%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native1%
    • Asian3%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races1%
    • Unknown9%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total FacultyNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female Percentage-2147483548%
    • Male Percentage-2147483648%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchHousing, education and the social and economic issues of vulnerable populations; nonprofit governance and management; education finance, effectiveness and reform; P-20 education initiatives; municipal government accountability
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

Location & Contact

Program in Public Affairs and Administration

School of Public Affairs
University of Colorado Denver

Campus Box 142 PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80127
United States

Dr. Kathleen Beatty

Director of Executive MPA Program

Phone: 303-315-2485
Fax: 303-315-2229

Annie Davies

Director of Marketing, Community Outreach and Alumni Affairs

Phone: 303-315-2896
Fax: 303-315-2229

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