12 months
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683 USD/credit 35516 USD/year
683 USD/credit 35516 USD/year
456 USD/credit 23712 USD/year
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About

The Master of Urban Studies program from Portland State University is a 52-credit graduate program that gives students skills to study and interpret urban phenomena from a variety of social science perspectives. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The substantive knowledge and analytical skills provide excellent preparation for employment in public agencies, private firms, and non-profit organizations. Since the core curriculum of the MUS program 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 issues in the urban setting.

Students in this Urban Studies program from Portland State University 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; the lack of effective institutions of regional governance; and challenges such as unemployment, affordable housing and gentrification, environmental and food justice, and sustainable transportation.

The program explores these issues from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary points of view. Through participation in classes and seminars and supervised research activities, MUS graduates are prepared to work in applied research and community-based advocacy settings.

Career

Master of Urban Studies graduates generally work in applied research and community-based advocacy settings. Some MUS students also choose to continue their studies in the Urban Studies Ph.D. program. Since the core curriculum of the MUS program mirrors that of the Urban Studies Ph.D. program, MUS students can make a relatively easy transition into the doctoral program.

Through participation in classes and seminars, and supervised research and teaching activities, Ph.D. students are prepared for careers in institutions of higher education and in research organizations. Our graduates pursue academic and professional careers, most often in the fields of applied social research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Economic and Spatial Structure
  • History and Theory of Urban Studies
  • The Sociology and Politics of Urban Life
  • Research Design
  • Data Analysis 
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Urban Studies Seminar

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

52 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35516 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    35516 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23712 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 456 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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