High-Quality Education for Careers in the Nonprofit and Public Sectors
The School of Public Policy & Administration (SPPA) at the University of Delaware currently offers five master's degree programs and two graduate certificates. Each program offers various areas of research, specializations, or concentrations—so you can tailor your program to suit your areas of interest and career goals.
Master of Arts in Urban Affairs and Public Policy program is
broad-based and flexible, allowing students to pursue a wide range of
planning, policy, and research issues affecting the public and nonprofit
Our NASPAA-accredited Master of Public Administration program offers cutting-edge experiential training in public and not-for-profit leadership, management, and analysis.
A well-recognized core professional degree providing advanced analytic and substantive knowledge of public policy, analysis, and communication.
The Master of Energy and Environmental Policy degree combines rigorous academic studies, in-depth analysis of energy and environmental policies, praxis in the design of energy and environmental policies, and participation in public dialogues about the need for equitable futures.
The interdisciplinary M.S. in Disaster Science and Management includes a
thesis and a non-thesis option. The non-thesis option is intended to be a
Students may specialize in Historic Preservation through the M.A. in Urban Affairs & Public Policy program or earn a standalone graduate certificate in Historic Preservation.
This standalone certificate program provides useful knowledge and practical skill-building for students in any field who want to advance their careers in the nonprofit and/or public sector.
SPPA faculty and staff work on a wide variety of research projects each year, and many interdisciplinary policy areas and research methods are applied when doing this work. For our students, this means that there are a multitude of opportunities for students to get real-world, hands-on experience doing research in an area of interest. To learn more about the research areas specialized in by our faculty and staff, visit the research interests interactive database.
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