Adams State University, the University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Denver have generously brought Master's Degree programs to Durango for the convenience of advanced learners in this region. The programs are accredited and created through the various schools that provide these exceptional programs. If you are interested in one of the Master's Degree Programs listed below, please see contact info for that program and contact the school directly.
Masters in Counseling
Adams State University
On the web: www.counselored.adams.edu
Please click here to view helpful information for potential students.
The Department of Counselor Education offers M.A. programs in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a certificate in student affairs. The masters programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, CACREP, and the Colorado Department of Education.
Masters in Political Science
University of Colorado Denver
The Center for New Directions in Politics and Public Policy
Contact: Kathryn Cheever, Ph.D, Phone 303-556-5950 or email Kathryn.Cheever@ucdenver.edu
Link to Program information: http://clas.ucdenver.edu/newdirections/graduate.htm or, see information specific to the Durango-Based Program here.
The Master’s Degree program is designed to prepare participants with the theoretical base and the applied competencies necessary for becoming effective leaders and agents of change in neighborhoods, communities, government, non-profits, and the broader private sector. The program culminates in a Master’s Degree in Political Science with an area of emphasis on politics and public policy. Throughout the program, students study and are challenged to think critically about that which guides leadership and change in Colorado and the nation as a whole: political behavior, political structures and functions, political phenomena, political ideas, political documents, and projections for the political future.
Masters in Social Work
New Degree Option for Fort Lewis Students!
University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work - Four Corners Program
Contact: Wanda Ellingson, LCSW
Assistant Clinical Professor
Phone (970) 247-9773
View more program Information on the web at http://www.du.edu/gssw. Classes may also be held at the Durango campus of Southwest Colorado Community College.
The mission of the Graduate School of Social Work is to foster social work responsibility regarding social and economic justice, quality of life, and multicultural communities, based on equality for all people. We offer a MSW program accredited by the Council of Social Work Education, equivalent to that offered at the University of Denver's main campus, which has been providing social work education since 1931. The program features a Friday evening and Saturday class schedule to accommodate the needs of working professionals. The two year program (1 year for BSW students) aims to prepare social workers for advanced practice in either clinical practice (work with individuals, couples and families) or community practice (work in administration, community organizing and development, policy analysis and advocacy).