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Through its departments of Urban Education and Criminal Justice, the College of Public Service offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Additionally, a Master of Security Management for Executives is administered by the college.

Specific Information concerning degree requirements can be found in the UHD Catalog of the appropriate departments. Click on the degree program for more information.

For more information in applying at UHD, visit the UHD Admission page.

College of Public Service

Master of Security Management for Executives (MSME)

The Master of Security Management for Executives (MSME) is an innovative program developed in collaboration with leaders in security management. The goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the continuously changing security environment. Click here for more information.

Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a major in Criminal Justice. The course work associated with the degree prepares the student not only with a basic understanding of the criminal justice system, but also with strong communication and analytical skills. Click here for more information.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences

The BAAS in Criminal Justice provides a seamless transfer from community colleges for AAS graduates. Most AAS students are practitioners with established careers in criminal justice agencies who are seeking to advance themselves in their careers with degrees in higher education. Click here for more information.

Criminal Justice Online Degree Completion Program

The online bachelor's degree completion program in Criminal Justice is designed for individuals interested in completing their degree in Criminal Justice in a non-traditional manner. Click here for more information.

Bachelor of Social Work

Social Work is an applied field, offering a scientifically-grounded, value-based approach to human services. Social workers work in a variety of settings, including schools, hospitals, mental health, juvenile justice, and perform a variety of tasks such as case management, client advocacy, and counseling. Click here for more information.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The curriculum provides for the development of skills in criminal justice planning, implementation, and evaluation to ensure that the management and administration of the criminal justice system is effective, efficient, and responsive to the needs of the community. Click here for more information.

Online Master of Science in Criminal Justice

The curriculum provides for the development of skills in criminal justice planning, implementation, and evaluation to ensure that the management and administration of the criminal justice system is effective, efficient, and responsive to the needs of the community. Click here for more information.

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

This course will consist of approximately 1300 multiple choice questions. These questions will be given in 5 specific blocks. Block one consists of questions pertaining to Texas Transportation Code, Block two pertains to Texas Penal Code, Block three pertains to Code of Criminal Procedure, and Blocks 4 & 5 are a complete General Review. On completion the individual will compare answers with the answer key located at the Commerce Building, C-112. Click here for more information.

Urban Education

Bachelor of Arts in Interdiciplinary Studies (Professional Development Sequence)

The problems of urban education over the last few years have been well documented. Many educators feel that one of the greatest sources of educational inequality is the disproportionate exposure of poor and minority students - those students who attend inner-city schools - to less trained and experienced teachers. Click here for more information.

Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Our program is composed of three phases: pre-internship candidacy, securing employment, and a one-year internship in a public school. The pre-internship candidacy includes university coursework which requires six hours per week of field work in schools. Participants in the program secure their own teaching job for their internship. During the internship year, the intern is a teacher of record, takes a minimum of one university course, attends university seminars, and prepares and takes the appropriate TExES exams. Click here for more information.

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Masters of Arts in Teaching is designed to support existing teachers in advancing their expertise and to prepare future educators to teach in urban classrooms. The emphasis on urban teaching makes this graduate degree unique. Click here for more information.

Last updated or reviewed on 6/30/14

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