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Duquesne University — Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
Degrees Awarded:
Social and Public Policy (MA)
Admissions Deadlines:


Admissions Cycle:


Program Start:
August or January
Program Founded:
September, 1998


Fellows receive stipends ($12-$13 per hour) for half-time work (20 hours per week) in important community organizations during the semesters they are taking classes. The university provides Fellows with partial (usually 2/3) tuition scholarships.


Fellows work in community and economic development organizations in the Pittsburgh area that match Fellows' interests, professional aspirations and experience with the needs of the community organizations. Fellows have primary responsibility to find their own community placements with the coordinator's guidance and support. Fellows have worked with over 35 organizations whose missions include employment, environmental policy, housing, international relief, neighborhood development, regional economic development, social services. Project tasks have included: program development, proposal writing, and management of housing, business development, and environmental programs.


Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. G. Evan Stoddard

Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy
215 College Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282
(412) 396-5179
(412) 396-1739

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