URBS-MA - Urban Studies

Overview

Plan Code

URBS-MA

Department(s)

Career

Graduate

Degree Designation

MA - Master of Arts

HEGIS Code

2214.00

NYSED Program Code

35316 - URBS-MA

CIP Code

45.1201

Description

The 30-credit MA in Urban Studies is designed for students pursuing both scholarly and professional interests in the political, economic, and social dynamics of modern urban life. It offers a particular emphasis on urban problems, public policy, community organization, the urban workforce, the administration of public agencies, and the delivery of public services. The field of Urban Studies draws on the perspectives and methods of social science disciplines such as sociology, economics, political science, and anthropology to analyze the modern city. Urban Studies students explore how cities grow and evolve, govern themselves, distribute goods and services, serve the public, and employ their residents. In addition, by selecting one of three Urban Studies tracks (Public Policy and Administration, Health Care Policy and Administration or the Urban Workforce) students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in their particular area of interest. Students in the Master’s Degree in Urban Studies program have the opportunity to learn from and work with nationally known faculty from The City University of New York, as well as with expert practitioners in the fields of public and health care administration, municipal politics, workforce development, labor and community organizing.

The field of Urban Studies draws on the perspectives and methods of social science disciplines such as sociology, economics, political science, and anthropology to analyze the modern city. Urban Studies students explore how cities grow and evolve, govern themselves, distribute goods and services, serve the public, and employ their residents. In addition, by selecting one of three Urban Studies tracks (Public Policy and Administration, Health Care Policy and Administration or the Urban Workforce) students will gain advanced knowledge and skills in their area of interest.  

Students in the master's degree in Urban Studies program have the opportunity to learn from and work with nationally known faculty from The City University of New York, as well as with expert practitioners in the fields of public and health care administration, municipal politics, workforce development, labor and community organizing. 

Requirements