CUPA Interdisciplinary Programs

CUPA offers three interdisciplinary degrees that call upon various academic units in the college, such as urban studies & planning, public administration, political science, and public policy. We xplore these offerings below.

Flexible BA/BS in Urban and Public Affairs

The innovative Flexible BA/BS in Urban and Public Affairs is designed so that students develop a deeper understanding of their roles as actively engaged citizens in both local and global environments and as public actors in multiple fields who address issues of public interest.

Master of Public Policy

The Hatfield School's cutting edge Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree is designed to meet the growing demand for public policy professionals in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. The degree is built on the disciplinary foundations of the study of public policy within the fields of political science, public administration, and economics.

PhD in Public Affairs and Policy

Supported by the Hatfield School’s location in the city center of Portland and partnerships throughout the city, state and region, students pursuing a PhD in Public Affairs and Policy (PAP) create a customized course of study around one of three tracks: public administration and policy, politics and public policy or economics and public policy.