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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.

Division of City and Regional Planning

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.

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

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.

Division of Public and Nonprofit Administration

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 their world.

Department of Social Work

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.

The Division of City and Regional Planning is seeking to hire an Assistant Professor. Full position description can be viewed here.

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School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP)

Criminal Justice Student Association

Housing and Community Development (HCD) Fellowship

Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership (IPNL)

Nonprofit Leaders Student Association

Div. of Public & Nonprofit Placement

Strengthening Communities Initiative

UDistrict Memphis (University District)

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