Prospective Students



Because that’s life in today’s world. Complexity is the norm. Issues inevitably intertwine. There are no simple answers. And sound responses demand inventive thinking.

At CUPA, we teach our students how to face these tough challenges head on. Some of them are brand new to civic involvement, some are self-proclaimed "policy nerds," and others just know they want to do something that matters. While their paths may be different, they all arrived at CUPA because they aren’t satisfied sitting on the sidelines; they want to get involved and make things happen. We value all approaches to improving our community, and welcome prospective students from all different backgrounds to apply to our programs.

Are you ready to take the next step? We have several resources to guide you through the admissions process. Advisors in the CUPA Advising Center can assist you in planning your path to graduation. The PSU Financial Aid website can help you determine what types of financial aid you are eligible for. Our scholarships page lists numerous CUPA-specific scholarships, along with criteria for applying. Lastly, you can apply to a CUPA undergraduate or graduate program using the PSU Admissions website