How to Apply

Start your application for 2015 admission here.The Master of Urban Affairs Program (MUA) starts every fall in late August. The early application date is January 15 for priority admission and scholarship consideration. The final application date is March 1. Applications are accepted and considered for admission after March 1 on a space-available basis.

PLEASE NOTE: To start your application, click here for important instructions. Please also read the information below for instructions specific to the M.A. in Urban Affairs.

International applicants please click here for additional important instructions.

Tuition Deposit

All students who are admitted to the graduate program are required to submit an admission deposit to reserve a space in the program after notification of admission is received. The admission deposit deadline is included in the student's letter of admission. The admission deposit must be received at the McCarthy Center at USF on, or before, that date or the admitted student is not guaranteed a place in the graduate program. An applicant's admission will be canceled after the due date for the admission deposit so that another qualified student may be offered that student position.

Advising, Registration, Orientation and Start of Classes

Admitted students should contact the Master of Urban Affairs Program for details about the advising and registration schedule in late August for new students each fall. The department can be contacted at 415.422.5662 or


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