Public Policy Studies
Degrees and Certificate Programs
Bachelor of Urban Affairs and Master of Urban Affairs no longer accepting new admissions.
Public Policy degree programs are available to both full-time and part-time students. Most class sessions are held during the afternoon and evening hours to accommodate our students' diverse schedules, though some day-time classes are available.
Choosing Your Time Schedule
Requirements for admission and achievement of degrees are identical for both full-time and part-time students. Both full-time and part-time students take the same courses, taught by the same faculty members. To accommodate both groups, most graduate-level courses in our department are offered in the evening.
Making the final decision on whether or not to attend full-time or part-time should be considered carefully, and our Chair, Dr. Robert Cropf, can help you in this decision during preliminary interviews.
For those of you who are experiencing a career transition and have plenty of free time, you may take on a full, academic workload. Depending on the number of classes you take per semester, you can complete your program as soon as two years for a master's program. Students are required to take a minimum of six credits per semester.
For some full-time students, graduate assistantships are available. Assistantships require 20 hours of work each week in the department in assistant teaching, research, communications and/or technological applications.
Assistantship Applications are available on-line on the College of Education and Public Service - Graduate Student Assistantship website.
Many of our graduate students are engaged in careers which require the majority of their time. So, pursuing a degree part-time works best for them. Part-time students at the graduate level take two courses per semester. Our programs can be catered to your schedule.