The Louisville Experience

  • Hank Savitch University of Louisville
Keywords: Higher Education, Urban and Public Affairs, Urban Studies, Graduate Programs


This article discusses the University of Louisville srecent experience with its Ph.D. program in Urban and Public Affairs. By stating criteria which can be used to evaluate such programs, the article underscores the favorable results of locating such a program in a former School of Business, now a College of Business and Public Administration. The supportive environment of the College, its strong commitment to community service, and its general visibility provide valuable support for an interdisciplinary program. The article concludes with general principles regarding program definition, approach, strategy, and institutional setting.