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School of Urban and Public Affairs

School of Urban and Public Affairs

How to Apply

Application Deadlines

PhD Programs
Application deadline is February 1 for the following fall (fall admission only).

Master’s Degree Programs
Students may begin in fall or spring (see Application Deadlines).

Application Procedures

Graduate Degree Programs

Along with all Graduate School Application Requirements, a complete application includes:

  1. Official transcripts - submit to Graduate School
  2. GRE scores (and TOEFL scores for international students) - submit to Graduate School
  3. Letters of recommendation - submit to SUPA Graduate Advisor
  4. Essay - submit to SUPA Graduate Advisor. PhD students are strongly encouraged to submit a separate essay that provides sufficient details on their research interests, the faculty with whom they plan to work on their research, and the student's reasons for pursuing a Ph.D.

Detailed procedures for PhD programs
Detailed procedures for Master’s Degree programs

Admission Requirements

Graduate Degree Programs

  • Factors considered include GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, essay, field of study, community service, multilingual proficiency, and community service.
  • Applicants may be admitted unconditionally or on probation.
  • Applicants may also be denied admission or admitted on a provisional or deferred basis.

Detailed requirements for PhD programs
Detailed requirements for Master’s Degree programs
Detailed requirements for Certificate programs

Financial Aid

The School of Urban and Public Affairs (SUPA) offers scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate students in various areas of study such as regional planning, urban studies, public service, public administration and interdisciplinary studies. Current and prospective students will find information and eligibility requirements on our Scholarships page.

The application period for School of Urban and Public Affairs scholarships for Academic Year 2015-2016 has ended.

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