Master's Degree in Public Housing Offered

HUD and University of Maryland to offer Master's degree in Public Housing.

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August 31, 2000, 8:30 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo and University ofMaryland President C.D. Mote Jr. announced today that the University’s School of Public Affairs will join with HUD to offer a master’s of public policy in public housing administration. The pilot program will accept from 20-25 candidates for classes beginning in January 2001. To be considered for the program, a candidate must have: graduated from a four-year college or university with at least a 3.0 grade point average; five years of public housing experience; have promotion potential there or at HUD; and agree to work for the public housing authority currently employing the candidate for three years upon completion of the program. HUD will pay the estimated $21,500 cost of tuition, fees and books for 20-25 candidates in the program. HUD’s contribution will be structured as a forgivable loan, with one- third of the obligation retired after each of the three successive years that the candidate works for a housing authority following completion of the degree.

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Wednesday, August 30, 2000 in HUD News

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