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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Public Affairs

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Dean: Paul Teske
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs: Tanya Heikkila
Associate Dean for Student Affairs: Kelly Hupfeld
Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance: Kathy Kilpatrick


Physical Address:
Lawrence Street Center, Fifth Floor
1380 Lawrence Street, Denver CO 80204
Telephone: 303-315-2228
Fax: 303-315-2229
E-mail: spa@ucdenver.edu

Mailing Address:
School of Public Affairs
Campus Box 142
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Current Student Inquiries  

General Inquiries: 303-315-2228

Graduate Students Last Name A-L:

Dawn Savage, Advisor and Academic Services Manager

Graduate Students Last Name M-Z:

Antoinette Sandoval, Student Services Coordinator

Undergraduate Students

Hansen Millison, Academic Advisor

Nora Scanlon, Lead Academic Advisor and Programs Coordinator

Prospective Student Inquiries

Undergraduate and Graduate Students:
Rebecca Gianarkis, Recruiting and Admissions Coordinator

Application Deadlines

Applications for admission are accepted for the fall, spring and summer terms. For the latest application deadlines, visit the School of Public Affairs’ admission web page.

CU Denver School of Public Affairs

Lead. Solve. Change. 

About the School of Public Affairs

The nationally-ranked School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado Denver prepares leaders for government, nonprofit and criminal justice professions. Driven by a public service mission, our students are committed to solving pressing public problems and improving their communities for the better. SPA graduates work as legislators, policy analysts, nonprofit leaders, law enforcement professionals, local government managers, community advocates, university faculty and administrators, and in many other fields and professions, linked by the common goal of contributing to the greater good.

The School of Public Affairs offers five degree programs as well as minors and undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. All of our programs are committed to developing the rigorous and ethical thinking necessary for public service professionals. Courses integrate theoretical knowledge with the real-world application of important skills, and students frequently have the opportunity to work on behalf of government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Programs are offered in a variety of formats to accommodate both full-time students and working professionals, all taught by the same highly-regarded faculty. The size of the school means that all students can receive individualized advising and attention, and students and alumni benefit from in-house career and alumni services.

Course List for School of Public Affairs

View the complete course list  for the School of Public Affairs.

Departments and Programs


(For Graduate Programs please refer to the Graduate catalog.)