The College of Public Service is a community based center for higher learning dedicated to preparing students to enter professional careers in criminal justice and education. It believes that an educated society creates thoughtful policy and humanistic practices for the betterment of its diverse constituents.

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College of Public Service

The UHD College of Public Service is a community-based center for higher learning dedicated to preparing students for careers in criminal justice, social work and education. We believe that, through public service, an educated society creates thoughtful policies and practices to improve the lives of diverse populations.

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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Leigh Van Horn, Ed.D.
Interim Dean
vanhornl@uhd.edu
(713) 221-8991

Myrna Cohen, Ed.D.
Associate Dean
cohenm@uhd.edu
(713) 221-8983

CONTACT US

Address:
1002 Commerce St.
Commerce Building Suite 420
Houston, Texas 77002

Phone:
(713) 221-8575

Fax:
(713) 223-7440

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

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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.
9 We believe that an educated society creates thoughtful policy and humanistic practices for the betterment of its diverse constituents.
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
7 We offer flexible learning options to accommodate your schedule. We offer several online, hybrid (online with some classroom attendance required), and weekend courses.
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.
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
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.
3 Our Social Work program is accredited by the Council of Social Work 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
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 the Number 1 reason 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.

Register today! We look forward to working with you to tailor your academic program to your career goals. If you have any questions or need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the program advisor.

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

Last updated or reviewed on 12/16/14

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