Education, Criminal Justice among top ranked programs

University Communications

The University of Colorado Denver has two of the best online graduate programs in the country according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings released in January.

CU Denver’s Master of Criminal Justice online program in the School of Public Affairs was ranked 13th nationally and is in the top three programs in the Western U.S. The School of Education & Human Development’s graduate online program was ranked 47th nationally and first in Colorado.

Key factors in the rankings include student engagement, faculty credentials and training, student services and technology, peer reputation and admissions selectivity.

A student reviews material on her computer
A student reviews material on her computer

In addition to the online Criminal Justice program, CU Denver also offers an online Master’s in Public Administration.

“We are very pleased that our online Master of Criminal Justice program continues to be ranked as the top program in Colorado, and among the best in the nation,” said School of Public Affairs Dean Paul Teske. “Graduates of the program are not only prepared for rewarding careers in criminology and criminal justice, but also to become pioneers in evaluating and changing the current system so that it is more responsive to the evolving needs of the community.”

CU Denver currently offers four exclusively online education master’s options with emphases in eLearning, Early Childhood Education, Reading and Writing and School Library. The campus also offers an online alternative teacher licensure program, six online education certificates and two online education endorsements. Both on-campus and online classes encourage students to learn using the very technologies that they will employ as educators of the future.

“Our school is a leader and innovator in best online education practices and experiences, and is honored to receive the highest online education ranking in Colorado,” said School of Education & Human Development Dean Rebecca Kantor. “Our world-class faculty, together with our school’s unique Office of Digital Initiatives and Innovation, provide students with online courses, multimedia lessons, and knowledge-sharing tools that give them an extra edge.”

Written by: Emily Williams

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