Areas of Study
The School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy comprises of the following four academic units. Click on the name of each department to read more information about each.
The 48-hour Master's degree in City & Regional Planning prepares students for careers concerned with the physical development of communities, and the interaction of that development with the social, economic, and environmental well-being of communities. The program is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. Undergraduate students can pursue a Bachelor of Professional Studies with a concentration in Urban Studies.
The department offers bachelor's degree and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. The study of crime and justice is complex as researchers, practitioners, and policy makers tackle issues of policing strategies, corrections, capital punishment, violence, gangs, addiction, and international crime. The department emphasizes research, scholarship, service and community outreach.
The Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration prepares public service and nonprofit professionals with the knowledge and skills to face today's challenges and tomorrow's opportunities. Our undergraduate and graduate programs blend critical thinking and analytical skills to prepare individuals to lead public service organizations. Students gain the competencies necessary to manage information, people and finances in an environment driven by the desire to make a difference in their communities, their nation, and their world.
The School of Social Work offers two degree programs. The Bachelors of Arts in Social Work program and the Master of Social Work program are both fully accredited by the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE). The Master program offers two specializations: Advanced Practice with Children, Youth, & Families and Advanced Practice with Adults & Families. Both programs prepare students to become professional social workers by helping them develop the knowledge, values and skills essential to competent social work practice.