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WHY A CUPPA DEGREE
In CUPPA, we help students match their hopes for
the future with the skills and networks to make
real change possible. We teach students to first
understand the needs and strengths of communities,
and then work together to improve them. In Chicago
and around the world, we strive to create just, resilient,
and livable communities.
STEM OPT QUALIFIED
FACULTY AREAS OF RESEARCH
Upon completing the PhD in Urban
Planning and Policy, graduates
are well-prepared for careers in
academia or professional research.
Our graduates have secured
research and teaching positions at
top universities, think tanks, nonprofits, and government agencies
around the world.
The UPP PhD program is flexible
and tailored to the needs of the
individual student. It allows for
interdisciplinary coursework from
the wide breadth of campus options.
The specific curriculum combines
core requirements in theory and
methods with more specialized
course work in each of the following
Real estate and public finance
Spatial Planning and Design
Spatial and land use planning
Or other faculty approved
Urban political economy
Visualization, spatial analysis, and modeling
APPLY at apply.uic.edu
Explore more about UIC College of Urban
Planning and Public Affairs at cuppa.uic.edu.
Take advantage of CUPPA’s Academic Advising
team to navigate college life—classes,
internships, professors, schedules, and more.
We’ll get you to graduation and beyond!
Department of Urban Planning and Policy
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago
412 S. Peoria St., MC 348
Chicago, IL 60607
Teaching and research assistantships
are available and awarded through
the Urban Planning and Policy
department. The UIC Urban Planning
and Policy Scholar Award provides
four years of funding for qualified
doctoral students. University
fellowships, scholarships and
funding opportunities are available,
and select government agencies
offer placement for UIC students.