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Albright College, University of Delaware Agree on Pathway From Albright Bachelor's to Select UD Grad Programs



Nov. 8, 2013

Reading, Pa.  – Albright College and the University of Delaware’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) have finalized an agreement that offers Albright graduates streamlined admission to select SPPA master’s programs.

As part of the agreement, Albright students will have a choice of three graduate programs in the SPPA at the university’s main campus in Newark. These programs include a master of arts in urban affairs and public policy, master of public administration, and master of arts in historic preservation.

Students are eligible for conditional acceptance into a program during their final year at Albright, prior to the completion of their undergraduate degrees. The application fee will be waived for prospective students who submit a required letter of intent.

“Our new agreement with the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware is a great fit for Albright’s strong social science programs in particular, and offers Albright students, from a range of majors, an outstanding opportunity to continue their education in one of three master’s programs,” said Joseph Thomas, Ph.D., the College’s dean of undergraduate studies.

The partnership was facilitated, in part, by Albright alumnus Danilo Yanich ’68, associate professor and director of SPPA’s master of urban affairs and public policy graduate program.


Founded in 1856, Albright College is a nationally ranked, private college with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. The College’s hallmarks are connecting fields of learning, collaborative teaching and learning, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to create an individualized education. Albright enrolls about 1,700 undergraduates in traditional programs, another 800 adult students in accelerated degree programs, and 100 students in the master’s program in education. Albright College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania.


Tracing its heritage to 1743, the University of Delaware is classified as a research university with very high research activity — a designation accorded fewer than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD’s School of Public Policy and Administration, celebrating over 50 years, is a globally recognized, interdisciplinary and comprehensive school of public affairs with a continuing goal: to translate research and scholarship into practices and policies that will address the critical needs of communities at all levels, from neighborhoods to nations.