The Department of Urban Studies offers a master’s degree and advanced certificate programs for students pursuing both scholarly and professional interests in the political, economic, and social dynamics of contemporary urban life. Students develop critical thinking, analytical and leadership skills necessary to advance in their workplaces and to advocate for social justice in their communities.
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.
Advanced Certificate programs draw on a variety of academic disciplines and combines theory with practical applications in order to prepare students for leadership roles in community change organizations. Thru the available programs students can gain a rich understanding of the theory and practice of how communities are organized, how nonprofits serve constituents, health care policy and administration, government policy and public-sector management, as well as gain skills required to build more effective democratic workplaces and equitable communities