Urban Studies (M.A.)

Depending on the number of courses taken each semester, the degree is a 3 or 4 semester program for full-time students (for example 3 semesters plus field work in the summer). The Degree requires completion of 36 credits (12 courses) and a formal Master's Thesis. Three core courses establish a common base of knowledge and research skills, in addition to field work and a research project. Students then complete seven elective courses across a variety of disciplines depending on their individual interests.

Course Title Credits
URST 5000ISSUES IN URBAN STUDIES3
URST 5020URBAN POLITICAL PROCESSES3
URST 6200RESEARCH SKILLS URBAN STUDIES3
or SOCI 6200 RESRCH.DESIGN I
Select nine electives courses27
Thesis & Fieldwork
Completion of one class in each of the following:
URBAN STUDIES FIELDWORK 1
URBAN STUDIES RESEARCH
MA Thesis Completion 2
Total Credits36

Urban Studies Electives

Courses in this group have the URSG attribute.

Course Title Credits
BISC 5511CONSERVATION LAW AND POLICY3
ECON 5015ECO DEVELOPMENT POLICY3-4
PMMA 5106RACE, GENDER, & DIGITAL MEDIA3
POSC 5500COMPARATIVE POL ANALYSIS3-4
POSC 6530POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT3,4
SOCI 5401GENDER ETHNICITY & MIGRT3-4
SOCI 5518ISSUES IN URBAN SOCIOLOGY3
SOCI 5605VULNERABLE POP & MIGRATN0-2
SOCI 5614HISPANIC POLICY ISSUES3-4
SOCI 5705RACE, GENDER, AND CRIME3-4
SOCI 5820ART WORLD AND URBAN ENVIRONMNT3
SOCI 6100CLASSICAL SOC THEORY3-4
SOCI 6300GRADUATE STATISTICS I3-4
SOCI 6705RACE, GENDER AND CJS3
VART 5555URBAN FILM VIDEO PRODUCTION3,4