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  • Dr. Franklin Allaire, Urban Education Assistant Professor, is piloting our collaborative partnership between the College of Public Service and NASA/ISS

  • What do you value from your experience in the College of Public Service?

    "Joining a team, then becoming a family!"

    - Anonymous graduate

  • What do you value from your experience in the College of Public Service?

    "Hard work, making friends, papers, playing pool."

    - Neel Patel

  • What do you value from your experience in the College of Public Service?


    "Our students are the greatest!" 

    - Leigh Van Horn, Interim Dean, College of Public Service

  • UHD Partnership with Taiwanese Police Institution Continues

  • CJ Students Visit Texas Historic Prison

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    UHD Researcher Partners with HPD to Identify Indicators of Human Trafficking

    More than two million people live in Houston. In spite of the number of people who live and work in the city, a segment of its population remains largely invisible.

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    Book Your Advising Appointment Now!

    ​To best serve you we are now moving to appointments only. Tuesdays, walk-ins and appointments welcome. Book by phone at 713.221.8906 or Online. 

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    Journal of Family Strengths Inspires Collaboration Among UHD Faculty, Community Partners

    Academic journals deliver news on groundbreaking research and offer perspectives on topics impacting society.

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Our students engage in dynamic research designed to enhance the quality of schools, social work and justice institutions to instill scholarship, integrity and responsibility in tomorrow's leaders.​


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Why should you choose University of Houston-Downtown for your Public Service Degree?

Reason No. 10

At UHD, we understand that a Public Service career isn't "just a job." Rather, it is a calling pursued by individuals passionate about helping diverse populations, communities and the environment.

Reason No. 9

We believe that an educated society creates thoughtful policy and humanistic practices for the betterment of its diverse constituents.

Reason No. 8

We constantly update our programs through curriculum plans developed in partnership with public service leaders. This approach ensures that our graduates can successfully compete in the job market and excel as leaders within the Public Service community

Reason No. 7

We offer flexible learning options to accommodate your schedule. We offer several online, hybrid (online with some classroom attendance required), and weekend courses.

Reason No. 6

A UHD Public Service degree will equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to facilitate effective resolutions for public and public service issues on a local, national and international level.

Reason No. 5

Our Criminal Justice curriculum provides for the development of critical 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

Reason No. 4

UHD has an outstanding reputation for producing quality teachers. Our Urban Education Program is respected by employers and offers unique, field-based teacher training that exceeds other programs in the region.

Reason No. 3

Our Social Work program is accredited by the Council of Social Wo​rk Education​ (CSWE), and offers a curriculum designed to engage students in dynamic research that will improve the quality of our area schools and justice institutions, and instill scholarship, integrity and responsibility in tomorrow's leaders

Reason No. 2

Our Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice will equip program graduates with the skills needed to provide leadership, critical thinking, and knowledge in the areas of criminological theory, program evaluation, and criminal justice administration.

And Reason No. 1 we believe you'll want to get your public service degree here:

We strive to engage in dynamic research to improve the quality of our area schools and justice institutions, and instill scholarship, integrity and responsibility in tomorrow's leaders.

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Last updated 7/13/2017 7:14 AM