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L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

Program offerings

The school offers a variety of educational opportunities. Students may pursue three undergraduate programs and an additional three minors. Graduate programs provide options for full-time students and for practicing professionals interested in enhancing their skills or engaging in graduate-level work on a part-time basis. Current graduate offerings include nationally recognized master’s programs and 10 graduate-level certificates, as well as a doctoral degree program administered by the Center for Public Policy. Wilder School programs include:

Baccalaureate degrees
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies

Criminal justice
Homeland security and emergency preparedness
Urban and regional studies

Post-baccalaureate graduate certificates
Certificate in Criminal Justice
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems
Certificate in Historic Preservation Planning
Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Certificate in Planning Information Systems
Certificate in Public Management
Certificate in Public Safety
Certificate in Transportation Planning and Analytics
Certificate in Urban Revitalization

Master’s degrees
Master of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Master of Public Administration
Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Doctoral degree
Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration (through the Center for Public Policy)

The school also offers two dual degree programs with the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams Law School. Through these programs students can simultaneously obtain a law degree (J.D.) and either the Master of Public Administration or the Master of Urban and Regional Planning.


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