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Masters of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (MUAPP) Program


Welcome to the Masters in Urban Affairs and Public Policy (MUAPP) program at Loyola University Chicago. The MUAPP program attracts high-caliber national, international, and local students to its small, collegial setting on the north lake shore of Chicago. Many of our students have gone on to do exciting things! Find out what some of our graduates have been up to in this month's Alumni Spotlight

The Master of Public Policy (M.P.P) and the Master of Arts in Urban Affairs (M.U.A.) at Loyola are two-year professional degree programs that prepare students to assume leadership roles in government, non-profit organizations, or business. The MPP program focuses on training students to analyze problems in the public sector, design effective programs, and evaluate their impacts. The MUA program uses an interdisciplinary approach to understand the diverse causes of urban problems and their possible solutions. The MUAPP program strives to give you the tools and knowledge to turn concern about these problems into the ability to analyze them, devise appropriate solutions, and then act.   Internships and policy clinics provide opportunities for students to utilize the material learned in the classroom to work on real problems in coordination with public or nonprofit agencies.

For more information on all programs, Faculty members, MUAPP Handbook, alumni spotlight, internships, fellowships, scholarships, recent job placements, and FAQs continue to MUAPP General Information.

Our location in the city of Chicago provides multiple opportunities for involvement in urban affairs and public policy at all levelsneighborhood organizations, city and county agencies, and offices of state and federal government.  The community also offers an enjoyable living environment with diverse cultural and social activities in a major metropolitan area.

Please explore the rest of our website, learn more about our programs, and visit us on campus or at an Information Session.


Dr. Annette Steinacker


Masters of Urban Affairs and Public Policy Program


1032 W. Sheridan Rd. · Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.3396 · gradschool@luc.edu

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