Urban Affairs

Loyola University Chicago

M.A. On Campus
12 months
1033 USD/credit
1033 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts (MA) in Urban Affairs at Loyola University Chicago is an interdisciplinary degree program focusing on how cities work and the challenges they face, such as economic growth or decline, globalization and immigration, and the impact of the housing market on neighborhood stability


The Urban Affairs curriculum at Loyola University Chicago brings together viewpoints and analytical tools from multiple fields to provide different perspectives on the causes of urban problems and their possible solutions.

Learning outcomes

The Urban Affairs program at Loyola is a two-year professional degree focused on training students to assume leadership roles in government, nonprofit organizations, or business. Part-time students typically finish in three years. Students apply the skills developed in the program and gain work-related experience during internships or capstone policy clinics.

Along with the Master of Public Policy (MPP), the Urban Affairs program is one of two degrees offered within the MUAPP Program of Loyola. For additional information explore the full program descriptions or general information

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Local Economic Development
  • Urban Politics and Policy
  • The Urban Metropolis
  • Urban America
  • Statistics Methods for Policy Analysis
  • Program Evaluation
  • Policy Design and Analysis
  • Public Budgeting and Finance
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Research
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Survey Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Completed Application Form
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Statement of PurposeTest Scores (GMAT or GRE)
  • Professional Resume
  • Language Test Requirement
  • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1033 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1033 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Urban Affairs
Loyola University Chicago


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