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Urban Affairs and Public Policy

12 months
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
950 USD/credit 28500 USD/year
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The Urban Affairs and Public Policy program at the University of Delaware prepares students to address many of the critical challenges facing communities at all levels, from neighbourhoods to the nation: health, education, housing, civil rights, poverty, economic growth, and environmental quality. 


The Urban Affairs and Public Policy program can be pursued full or part time. Students may choose one of the initial pre-defined areas of focus: urban and regional planning, housing and community development, health services policy, nonprofits and philanthropy, historic preservation, media and public policy, or, with the assistance of a faculty advisor, design a special area of focus. 

The core integration of academics, public service, and research makes our program a leader in the field as well as a model for the combination of theory and practice. Students take courses and simultaneously engage in service and research for public, private, and nonprofit organizations.

Learning outcomes

The Urban Affairs and Public Policy program at the University of Delaware is an interdisciplinary, research-oriented degree that focuses on analysis of the critical policy challenges of our times. 

Our program prepares scholars to create useable knowledge to inform decision making, and to positively impact the quality of life in communities at all scales, from cities to nations. 

Our doctoral students work alongside our faculty to create new knowledge that expands the possibilities for community enhancement and policy improvement across our nation and our world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Issues in Urban Affairs and Public Policy
  • Urban Society & Public Policy
  • Research Methods for Urban & Public Policy
  • Quantitative Analysis in Public & NP Sectors
  • Planning Theory & Urban Policy or Plan Sustainable Communities & Regions
  • Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A nonrefundable application fee submitted with the application. 
    • Applicants must list and upload unofficial transcripts of all post-high school academic work from all institutions attended.
    • Applicants must submit a Personal Statement or answer specific questions or essays as part of the application; a Resume
    • Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation
    • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) admission test scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Newark

990 - 1700 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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