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.
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.
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- 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
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies View 700 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
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- 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
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International35516 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 12 months.
National35516 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 12 months.
In-State23712 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 456 USD per credit during 12 months.
Living costs for Portland
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