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Degrees & Deadlines

CUPPA is a national leader in public management, urban planning, and public policy education and research.  We offer an innovative curriculum with over 200 courses in public policy, urban studies, urban planning and policy, and public administration.

CUPPA undergraduate students have an opportunity to enroll in two majors in the college that can be combined with four minors within CUPPA or a multitude of minors from other departments at UIC.

Graduate students can enroll in one of five masters programs or one of two doctoral degree programs.

For more information regarding specific admissions criteria, see your degree of choice or visit


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Undergraduate Degree Seekers may refer to the Admissions website or the undergraduate application for current dates.

Undergraduate Degree Application Deadlines

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Graduate Degree Seekers may refer to the Graduate College for current dates.

Graduate Degree Application Deadlines

All of our UPP graduate degrees are STEM classified under Sustainability Studies which means that international students with F-1 visas are eligible to remain in the US under the OPT (Optional Practical Training) program for up to three years and two months after graduation. Students with H-1b visas can stay up to 9 years after graduation.

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