Fordham University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Urban Studies



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.-Urban Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Masters degree in Urban Studies focuses on a humanistic and interdisciplinary study of the society, community, culture, and history of the city and metropolitan community.

It prepares students for successful careers in the non-profit, youth agency and community development sector. It also serves mid-career non-profit professionals seeking further understanding of the urban experience. Individuals who are seeking employment in the real estate and building industries profit from an MA degree in Urban Studies as a baseline of professional training. An MA degree in Urban Studies is of great interest to students who hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture but would like to continue their urban education outside the field of architecture and design. After professional school or during their traditional careers, individuals return for a Masters degree in Urban Studies to realign their education with their core urban interests, to gather credentials for teaching, to pursue special projects in emerging areas of concern, or to seek experience in urban areas internationally.

The program concentrates on three areas of research and scholarship:
 Race, Class, Gender and Ethnicity
• Urban Society and Culture
• The City and Globalization


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 002722

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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