About the PhD in Urban Affairs

The Ph.D. program curriculum is divided into three parts. First, all students take four core courses that introduce them to urban theory, research methods, and collaborative urban problem-solving. Second, students are expected to take three courses in quantitative methods, qualitative methods, and geographic information systems. Third, for students beginning in fall 2024 are required to choose from one of four specialization tracks. A list of our updated curriculum including specializations can be found on the Student Resources page. For a closer look at graduate courses in each of our departments, please head to the Academic Catalog page to explore course offerings.