School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP)


The School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy will be an innovative, national leader for building academic and community collaborations that address urban challenges.


The mission of the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy is to assist in identifying and implementing policies and programs that enhance quality of life, well-being and prosperity in metropolitan settings. As a hub for collaboration, SUAPP creates a diverse range of resources and disciplinary perspectives necessary for effective comprehensive metropolitan action.

SUAPP offers a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs for both full-time and part-time students in City and Regional Planning, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Public Non-Profit Administration, and Social Work. Through engaged scholarship, place-based initiatives, research, and instruction our faculty and students have a strong network of relationships across campus, the Memphis community, and beyond.

SUAPP's Strategic Plan is aligned with the University's mission of providing "the high quality education by focusing on research and service benefiting local and global communities" through collaboration, research and innovation, service, and student success. View and search the SUAPP Interactive Social Network Map to see how faculty and department are connected to the community.

SUAPP Social Network Map