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University of New Orleans — Planning and Urban Studies

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Planning and Urban Studies
Degrees Awarded:
Urban Studies (MS), Urban Studies (PhD), Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
Admissions Deadlines:



Applicants Seeking Scholarships or Assistantships

Applicants not Seeking Scholarships or Assistantships


Fall - February 15

Fall – July 1

Spring – November 1


Fall - February 15

Fall – July 1

Spring – November 1

Ph.D. in Urban Studies

Fall – January 15

Fall – March 15

Note: Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all supporting documentation (official GRE scores, official transcripts of all prior academic work, and recommendation letters) reach UNO by the application deadline.

Program Start:
August, January
Program Founded:
June, 1999


Benefits are awarded through a competitive process.  Accepted Fellows are eligible to be appointed as graduate assistants and receive paid tuition plus a stipend of $850 per month at the master's level and $1000 - $1250 per month at the doctoral level. As part of their assistantships fellows may be offered placement with nonprofit agencies or local units of government actively involved in community development projects.


Concentrations for the master of urban and regional planning program are: environmental & hazard mitigation planning, historic preservation, housing and community economic development, land use and urban design, and transportation. The master of science in urban studies program has possible concentrations in applied urban anthropology, geography, or urban planning and individualized concentrations are also possible. The University of New Orleans' Planning and Urban Studies Department has a long and distinguished record of service to the diverse communities of the New Orleans metropolitan area.


Applicants must complete the Planning and Urban Studies Department application form and meet competitive admissions requirements.

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

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Marla Nelson

University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies
368 Milneburg Hall 2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70148

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