College of Urban and Public Affairs

Stephen L. Percy, Ph.D., Dean

Sy Adler, Ph.D., Associate Dean
750 Urban Center, 503-725-4043

  • B.A., B.S., M.S.—Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • B.A., B.S.—Health Studies

  • B.A., B.S.—Community Development

  • B.A., B.S.—Political Science

  • E.M.P.A.

  • Minors in Aging Services; Civic Leadership; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Community Development; Community Health; Law and Legal Studies; Political Science; Real Estate Development; Sustainable Urban Development

  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

  • Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit and Public Management

  • Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development

  • Graduate Certificate in Transportation

  • Graduate Certificate in Urban Design

  • M.A., M.S.—Health Studies

  • M.A., M.S.—Political Science

  • M.P.A.

  • M.P.H.

  • MRED—Master of Real Estate Development

  • M.U.R.P.—Master of Urban and Regional Planning

  • M.U.S.—Master of Urban Studies

  • Ph.D.—Public Affairs and Policy

  • Ph.D.—Urban Studies, Urban Studies: Regional Science

The College of Urban and Public Affairs is the only place of its kind in the United States: a college that joins three cornerstone disciplines of contemporary life-urban studies, community health, and government-under one roof. Our students and faculty team with community organizations, imagine original solutions, and implement them in real-time. Upon graduation, our students are equipped to improve the livability of their communities.


We have a unique advantage: three schools—urban planning, community health, and government—under one roof. And just outside our door, in one of the world's most innovative urban regions, our students and faculty fuse theory and practice into solutions for the common good.

In a state where land-use planning, transportation, environmental aspects of urban growth, community policing, low-income housing, solid waste recycling, and community engagement are a model for the nation, our urban location provides the perfect applied lab for the college's groundbreaking work on government, health, and planning issues.  

Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning

The Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning is the nation's oldest continuously operating instructional program in urban studies.  Graduates can be found in public, private, and non-profit planning offices throughout North America and around the globe.  The mission of the school is to assist in the development of healthy communities through an interdisciplinary program of teaching, research and public service.

Mark O. Hatfield School of Government

The Mark O. Hatfield School of Government is one of the largest public policy schools in the country. Our nationally-ranked programs in public administration, non-profit management, public health, political science, and criminology/criminal justice help prepare students to improve the way we govern and lead.  Faculty and students of the Hatfield School of Government are involved in an impressive range of community collaborations around public policy and administration, civic leadership, and criminal justice.

School of Community Health

The School of Community Health offers programs for professional careers in health education, health promotion, and a variety of health-related fields.  The school works to promote the public's health and well-being through multidisciplinary education, research, and service.