Planning and Public Affairs: PhD

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. The following are required for your application:

Program-Specific Application Requirements:

  • GRE (UO Institution Code: 4846)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Writing Sample
  • Resume


  • CV
  • GMAT



Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
College of Design
Campus: Eugene
Fall Term:
Final Deadline - December 1