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Urban Affairs, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , CA,
USF’s MA in Urban Affairs program trains its students to be specialists in analyzing the policy challenges of 21st century urbanism. It provides students with the skills and knowledge to be effective leaders in community-driven urban policy and projects.

About

The program combines graduate seminars in urban studies, politics, sociology, and public policy with hands-on experience in community-based research, policy design, policy analysis, and implementation. Graduates are uniquely equipped to formulate policy and initiatives for more equitable and vibrant urban areas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Issues in Urban Public Policy
  • Global Cities
  • Community-Based Research Methods in Urban Affairs
  • Urban & Regional Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • English Language Exam: Your language exam needs to be taken within two years of the program’s application deadline. 
  • Proof of Funding for F-1 Visa
  • In addition, international applicants are required to upload additional items to the online application. No documents should be mailed or emailed to USF at time of application:

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1385 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1385 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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