Degree: MA MPA
Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
The dual-degree offers students interested in working in the government or nonprofit sectors an opportunity to combine management and leadership training with skills in geospatial sciences, including geographic information systems, remote sensing, computer cartography, and spatial statistics.
Interest Categories: Public Administration & Policy Science & Technology Social & Behavioral Sciences
Campus: CU Denver
This dual-degree may be particularly appealing for students interested in working in areas such as environmental management, disasters and hazards mitigation and emergency management, urban affairs, and public health. The structure of the degree allows students to complete both programs in less time and for less money.
Students must complete the 9 required courses below, for a total of 27 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.
In addition to the required courses, students must complete 4 Geospatial Science and Methods elective courses from the list below, for a total of 12 credits. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.
Additionally, students must take three Geography elective courses for a total of 9 credit, including at least one graduate-level Human Geography elective and at least one graduate-level Physical Geography elective, plus 2 graduate-level Public Administration electives for a total of 6 credits.
All students must take PUAD 6910 - Internship (3 hours), unless this requirement is waived by the program director because the student has more than one year of professional work experience in government or nonprofit organizations.
All students must take either PUAD 5361 - Capstone Seminar -OR- GEOG 6800 - Community-Based Research Studio (3 hours).
All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.
Recommended Completion Time:3 Years
Max Credits Per Year:In most cases, students wishing to take more than 18 credit hours per semester (12 in the summer session) must have the overload approved by the dean.
Required Credits for Completion:57 Credits