The School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy is comprised of the following four academic
units. Click on the name of each department to read more information about each.
The Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning is one of four units within the
School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy. The 48 hour graduate degree in City and
Regional Planning prepares students for careers concerned with the physical development
of communities, and the interaction of that development with the social, economic,
and environmental well-being of communities. The program is fully accredited by the
Planning Accreditation Board.
The department offers bachelors programs through the College of Arts and Sciences
and the Honors College, and a Master of Arts in the School of Urban Affairs and Public
Policy. The study of crime and justice is complex as researchers, practitioners, and
policy makers tackle issues of policing strategies, corrections, capital punishment,
violence, gangs, addiction, and international crime. The University of Memphis emphasizes
research, scholarship, service and community outreach.
The Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration prepares public service and nonprofit
professionals with the knowledge and skills to face today’s challenges and tomorrow’s
opportunities. Our undergraduate and graduate programs blend critical thinking and
analytical skills to prepare individuals to lead public service organizations. Students
gain the competencies necessary to manage information, people and finances in an environment
driven by the desire to make a difference in their communities, their nation, and
The Social Work Program at the University of Memphis is a Council on Social Work Education
(CSWE) accredited Baccalaureate Program. The Program prepares entry-level social workers
for competency in a wide variety of problem areas, across a wide range of client systems,
across diverse populations and using a broad theoretical base for practice, encompasses
a comprehensive theoretical perspective as a foundation to explore the various systems
that influence client's lives and to pursue additional areas of knowledge that will
facilitate serving clients' needs.