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Fordham University

Program in Urban Studies

New York, NY

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Fordham University

Overview

Cities as Laboratories

As the world becomes increasingly more urban, cities around the globe have become incubators for creating solutions to the many complex issues our society is facing. Fordham's solutions-oriented, interdisciplinary master's program in urban studies prepares students to tackle the challenges confronting urban society in a range of areas:

  • Economic development
  • Inequality and social justice
  • Public health
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Urban arts and creative industries
  • Historic preservation and gentrification
  • Technology and the development of "smart" cities

With New York City as their laboratory, students design a unique course of study tailored to their own interests. They develop a nuanced understanding of the powerful forces that are shaping the world's cities and gain the problem-solving skills required to improve quality of life.

Careers

Fordham's master's in urban studies prepares students for a wide variety of careers in public, nonprofit, and private settings:

  • City and regional planning
  • Real estate
  • Historic preservation
  • Education
  • Public administration
  • Environmental regulation
  • Urban renewal and design
  • Housing development agencies
  • Business improvement districts
  • Economic development corporations
  • Museums
  • Nonprofit cultural and arts institutions

Learn more about careers in urban studies.

Program Details

Designed as a 16-to-24-month program, Fordham's M.A. in Urban Studies offers evening classes at the university's Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan and its Rose Hill campus in the Bronx. Students are admitted to this program on a rolling basis.

Curriculum requirements include three core courses, seven elective courses, fieldwork, and the completion of a master's thesis for a total of 36 units. Students' master's thesis topics are directly tied to research and fieldwork.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 4

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Internship or field work, research project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20
Applied
17
Accepted
2
Enrolled
85%

Applying

70
Application Fee - Domestic

Entrance Requirements

Student Body

12
Total Graduate Students
66%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
33%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 41.67%
White or Caucasian 50%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 8.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Location & Contact

Address 441 East Fordham Road
New York, NY  10458
United States
Contact Dr. Annika Hinze
Director
Email: rwakeman@fordham.edu
Phone: 718-817-3960