Degree Programs and Fields of Study

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While CUPPA offers a traditional set of degrees and majors within our academic departments, we also offer many unique opportunities for interdisciplinary study and engagement. Improving the human condition takes the joint effort of many disciplines including urban affairs, the social sciences, arts and humanities, public health, medicine, and more. Review the opportunities and interests within our fields of study or by degree program and chart your course.

By Program

Undergraduate Majors Undergraduate Minors Joint Degrees (Bachelor of Art and Master's) Graduate Degrees Certificate Programs
Public Policy Geographic Information Systems (GIS) BA Public Policy & Master of Public Administration Accelerated Master of Public Administration (MPA) Geospatial Analysis and Visualization
Urban Studies Public Policy BA Urban Studies & Master of Urban Planning and Policy Master of Public Administration Public Transit Planning and Management
Sustainable Cities Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) Survey Research Methodology
Urban Studies PhD Public Administration
PhD Urban Planning and Policy

By Field

Field of Study Undergraduate Majors, Undergraduate Minors, Master's Degrees, Certificates Career Examples By CUPPA Alumni
City Management Public Policy Major, Master of Public Administration City Administrator, Budget Director, Management Analyst, Director of Building and Permits, Asset Manager, Coordinator of Special Projects
Community Development Urban Studies Major, Urban Studies Minor, Master of Urban Planning and Policy Project Manager, Community Engagement, Director/AD of Community Development, U.S. Senate Aide, Real Estate and Housing, Government Relations
Economic Development Public Policy Major, Public Policy Minor, Urban Studies Major, Urban Studies Minor, Master of Urban Planning and Policy Economic Development Planner, Government Relations, Strategist, Development Director, Senior Rist Management Specialist
Financial Management Public Policy Major, Public Policy Minor, Master of Public Administration Procurement Manager, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Budget Director, Analyst, Director of Financial Services, Manager of Operations and Analytics
GIS Urban Studies Major, GIS Minor, Urban Studies Minor, Master of Urban Planning and Policy, Certificate in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization GIS Data Analyst, CAD Specialist, Senior Transportation Planner, GIS Specialist, Infrastructure Analyst
Non-Profit Management Public Policy Major, Public Policy Minor, Urban Studies Major, Urban Studies Minor, Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning and Policy Executive Director, Non-profit Development & Event Manager, Chief Operating Officer, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator
Higher Education Administration Public Policy Major, Public Policy Minor, Master of Public Administration Assistant Dean, Associate Director, Association Vice President, Director of Human Resources, Research Program Administration
Housing / Affordable Housing Urban Studies Major, Urban Studies Minor, Master of Urban Planning and Policy Director of Programs and Outreach, Director/AD, Project Manager, Housing Coordination Services Manager, VP of Public Housing
Higher Education Teaching and/or Research PhD in Public Administration, PhD in Urban Planning and Policy Adjunct Professor, Research Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor
Public Policy Public Policy Major, Public Policy Minor, Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning and Policy Government Relations, Policy Director, Policy Analyst, Advisor, Director, Aldermanic Aid
Sustainability Urban Studies Major, Sustainable Cities Minor, Urban Studies Minor, Master of Urban Planning and Policy Sustainability Planner, Advisor, Consultant, Environmental Protection Specialist, Bike Planner
Transportation Urban Studies Major, Urban Studies Minor, Master of Urban Planning and Policy, Certificate in Public Transit Planning and Management City Planner, Transit Agency Management/Planning, Engineering, Data Analysis
Urban Planning Master of Urban Planning and Policy Urban Planner, Consultant, Land Planner, City Planner, Service Planner, Project Management, Transit Planner, Community Planner