We welcome tough challenges
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? Explore our links below to get started.
Our Schools and Departments
Dedicated to public service and social justice, the Hatfield School does more than teach — we prepare students for community leadership and for making the world a better place.
From the air we breathe to the length of our commute, myriad factors influence the “livability” of our cities. We prepare and inspire the students of the Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning to take on the challenges that urban communities face.
Criminology and Criminal Justice brings together people who are interested in studying the causes, prevention, and control of criminal behavior and promoting efficiency, effectiveness, and equity at all levels of the criminal justice system.
The Economics department provides high-quality graduate and undergraduate education while generating top-notch applied and theoretical research that garners national recognition within a supportive academic community.
International and Global Studies students develop an understanding of world cultures, politics, and economics, within the context of globalization, to address global issues of social justice, human rights, development, health and the environment.
Political Science programs are about power, conflict, political challenges and social change in today’s democratic and globally connected environment. What role will you play?
Public Administration equips current and future leaders in addressing contemporary social issues in the public sector, the nonprofit sphere, health care administration, and beyond. We are dedicated to making a difference through public service.
We have several resources to guide you through the admissions process. Have questions? Reach out to us.