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 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
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