Since the core curriculum of the MUS program at Portland State University mirrors that of the Urban Studies Ph.D. program, MUS students can make a relatively easy transition into the doctoral program, if they apply and are accepted. In any case, the MUS program is academically focused on researching the urban environment.
Students in this program delve into such things as problems associated with growing social and economic inequalities between different places and population groups within the metropolitan region; environmental problems related to the prevailing pattern of urbanization; and the lack of effective institutions of regional governance.
The program explores these issues from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary points of view. Through participation in classes and seminars, and supervised research and teaching activities, M.U.S. graduates generally work in applied research and community-based advocacy settings.
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- Urban Economic and Spatial Structure
- History and Theory of Urban Studies
- Sociology and Politics of Urban Life
- Research Design
- Data Analysis
- Qualitative Analysis
- Urban Studies Seminar
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies View 457 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
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- Statement of Purpose:
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- Resume/CV: A current resume or CV listing work and educational background.
- GRE Scores: GRE scores, taken within 5 years, are required. Please report your scores on the application. GRE scores should be sent to PSU using code 4610. You will also have an option to upload a copy of your GRE score into the online application system. Please note that you should make arrangements to take the GRE well in advance of the application deadline.
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International671 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 671 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National671 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 671 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State444 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 444 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.