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From education policy to affordable housing, criminal justice reform to energy independence, these issues affect our neighborhoods, our cities and our society as a whole. To move forward and find solutions, the country needs leaders and collaborators with in-depth knowledge and a long-term vision.
As Colorado’s top school for public affairs, public administration and criminal justice, CU Denver School of Public Affairs is a great place to start.
#1 Best Public Affairs Program in Colorado (#28 in the nation)
#1 in Environmental Policy and Management in Colorado (#9 in the nation)
#1 in Nonprofit Management in Colorado (#14 in the nation)
#1 in Public Finance and Budgeting in Colorado (#14 in the nation)
#1 in Public Management and Leadership in Colorado (#22 in the nation)
#1 in Urban Policy in Colorado (#30 in the nation)
#1 in Public Policy Analysis in Colorado (#32 in the nation)
#3 Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs in Colorado (#24 in the nation)
We host more than 100 events each year featuring distinguished practitioners, community leaders and politicians. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our events will be held virtually, unless otherwise indicated.