Urban Studies Graduate Programs
Urban Studies Programs combine passion for social justice with hard-edged social science research in classes taught by faculty with urban expertise. We offer students two interdisciplinary social science graduate programs led by more than 20 faculty from four schools/colleges across 10 departments from architecture, geography, and history to public administration, sociology and urban planning among others. Our over 800 alumni have gone on to distinguished careers in academia, research institutions, government, and nonprofit agencies.
- UWM is a premier R1 urban, research university with over 5,000 graduate students and 21,000 undergraduates and is home to the Urban Affairs Association.
- Urban Studies faculty are affiliated with the Center for Economic Development and urban studies students may apply to be fellows in the MIED program with Americorps/Vista/Public Allies background.
- Each year Urban Studies organizes a full array of public programming and colloquia around critical urban issues like the Maier State of Milwaukee Summit that has examined such topics as fair and affordable housing, race relations, urban agriculture, and urban inequality to name a few.
- Detailed instructions for applying to the program are available on the How to Apply page.
Master’s Degree in Urban Studies
The Master’s degree program in Urban Studies and the MLIS coordinated degree program with library science provide students with a broad understanding of urban society and train them in research techniques appropriate to the study of metropolitan communities. The course of study stresses the understanding of social processes and the analysis of social and economic policies affecting cities. To learn more…
The PhD program in Urban Studies emphasizes history, research methodology, and social science theory, and prepares students to conduct sophisticated research in the field of urban studies. Students in the program can go on to careers in academic departments, social agencies, and government institutions. To learn more…
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Two interdisciplinary social science graduate programs led by more than 20 faculty from four schools and colleges across 10 departments, from architecture, geography, and history to public administration, sociology and urban planning, among others.
■ 20-plus faculty from four schools/colleges
■ Master’s Degree Program
■ MLIS coordinated degree program
■ Urban Studies Programs Brochure
■ Master’s Program Brochure
■ PhD program in Urban Studies
■ Maier State of Milwaukee Summit
■ Urban Affairs Association
■ Urban Studies Programs homepage
For more information, feel free to contact Dr. Jamie Harris, Urban Studies Associate Director at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (414) 229-4629.