Planning and Public Affairs
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Design
Fall Term January 5
The PhD program in Planning and Public Affairs in the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) trains students to conduct rigorous, original research to inform scholarship, policy, and practice. The doctoral degree program focuses on three, cutting-edge research groups that are strengths among the PPPM faculty. An overarching key theme is engaged and applied scholarship, which builds on our international reputation for integrating research, teaching, and service.
Applicants must have a master’s degree in planning, public policy, public administration, nonprofit management, or a related field.
Application at a Glance
You apply for admission through your program. Detailed instructions are available on the program’s website.
UO Application Requirements
- Official Transcripts
- English Language Proficiency Requirement for International Applicants
- Financial Verification for International Applicants
Program-Specific Application Requirements
- GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
- Letters of Recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
- Writing Sample