18 months
30216 USD/year
30216 USD/year
9552 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Join the Urban Studies M.I.S. program offered at Georgia State University for a deep dive into these urban phenomena: inclusive development, transit, economic resilience or environmental sustainability.  


What you will learn

Offering an interdisciplinary perspective on urban studies, students follow a core trajectory of shared courses and have the freedom to specialize by individually selecting from a large offer of elective courses.

The flexible Urban Studies M.I.S. program offered at Georgia State University enables students to explore the issues and concerns shaping their interest in urban studies – from gentrification, community development, and transport equity to climate change, global pandemics, and the future of the suburbs – through a variety of perspectives. 

MIS graduates have the ability to conduct rigorous urban research with strong policy relevance, informed by a strong commitment to realizing more equitable and inclusive forms of urban development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Theory and Praxis 
  • Global Urban Trajectories 
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Urban Anthropology 
  • Economics of Educational Policy 
  • Urban Economics 
  • Urban Sociology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submitted Online Application.
  • Application fee: A nonrefundable fee of $50 is required for each application. This fee must be paid online by credit card.
  • Personal essay: This statement is your means of presenting yourself to the Admissions Committee. 
  • Official GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores: Official scores must be reported to institution code 5251.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems): International applicants are required to submit official TOEFL or IELTS Academic scores.
  • Two letters of recommendation: Letters should be submitted through the online application.
  • Upload Transcripts from each post-secondary college/university attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    30216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15108 USD per semester during 18 months.
  • In-State

    9552 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4776 USD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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