College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at UIC
The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs is a nationally recognized innovator in education, research, and engagement in support of the nation's cities and metropolitan areas. Our adherence to our unique blend of basic research, university-community engagement, policy analysis, and profession-based graduate programs attracts the best and brightest students and reinforces the connections between our research centers and our academic programs:
Ranked second among public universities and eighth overall in a nationwide study of public administration and policy programs, the Department of Public Administration capitalizes on the strength and resources of the University of Illinois as a research I institution. Degrees/program tracks include a doctorate in public administration and a master's in public administration.
The Urban Planning and Policy (UPP) department is one of the largest graduate planning programs in the nation and the only accredited planning program in the Chicago area. The Department offers master's and doctoral. degrees in Urban Planning and Policy.
After undergraduate students complete most of their general education and other liberal arts and sciences requirements, they can take an interdisciplinary curriculum offered jointly by the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs' two academic departments, the Urban Planning and Policy and Public Administration.