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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Professional Studies

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The School of Professional Studies supports MSU Denver’s primary objectives of teaching and learning through high quality education, incorporating the most current technologies, and preparing students for professional life. SPS both serves and is served by the greater metropolitan area by providing graduates who are knowledgeable in diverse disciplines and cultures. SPS provides the opportunity and facilities for life-long learning necessary for career advancement and change in a global society. With an urban focus, it seeks to integrate academic and professional experiences, using the community as a living laboratory with clinical and field placements.

The School of Professional Studies guiding principles include:

  • Maintaining the highest level of professionalism
  • Commitment to maximizing student achievement
  • Respecting students and valuing them as individuals and as contributing members of society
  • Being an excellent source of professional instruction for the citizens of the Denver Metro area and of Colorado
  • Integrating academic and professional experiences

Vision of the School of Professional Studies (SPS)

The School of Professional Studies strives to be a leading source of professional instruction by providing a diverse student community with the tools to build their careers by integrating academic excellence with real world experience.

SPS—Linking academic excellence with experience you can use!


Given the vision of success and the current realities of the school, the following objectives for the next ten years are articulated below:

  1. SPS promotes excellence in teaching and learning by continuously improving academic programs
  2. SPS has increased resources
  3. SPS has developed, implemented, and increased outreach/marketing
  4. SPS involves the community and is involved with the community
  5. SPS promotes diversity by recruiting and retaining faculty, staff, and students that mirror the Denver Metropolitan area


Public Service Professions

  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Health Professions
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Events
  • Human Performance and Sport
  • Human Services
  • Nursing
  • Therapeutic Practices

Teacher Education

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Student Teaching Office (for information call 303-556-2652)
  • Teacher Application Center (for information on any licensure program call 303-556-3691)


  • Aviation Management and Aviation Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Technical Communication and Media Production

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