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The School of Public Affairs is dedicated to developing leaders from traditionally underrepresented communities across the U.S. and abroad. As a testament to that commitment, we offer a program with National Urban Fellows, Inc. (NUF). This private, nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 as a cooperative project of Yale University, the National League of Cities, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors with financial support from the Ford Foundation.
The program offers people of color and women an opportunity to earn an MPA through a combination of internships and full-time study that will prepare them for leadership positions in government and nonprofit organizations.
Each fellow is awarded full-tuition and stipend to the MPA program, and is reimbursed for travel/relocation, books, and health insurance costs.
The full-time MPA program consists of an intensive combination of internships and on-campus study beginning in June and ending a year later in mid-August. Fellows must complete 12 credits in the summer, 21 credits during the fall and spring (while working full-time with an assigned mentor), and nine credits the following summer.