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About the PhD in Urban Affairs

The PhD in Urban Affairs focused on providing an interdisciplinary, community-engaged approach to urban problem-solving. This doctoral program combines training in urban theory and application and prepares students for careers in public, nonprofit, private, and educational sector positions as well as careers in academia. Click here to see what reviewers and local partners have said about the promise of this new program.

Our program is designed to prepare graduates with skills in research, program evaluation, policy design and evaluation to address the kinds of socioeconomic and socio-political challenges that face Memphis and cities like it. Students will be engaged in the latest scholarship and research in urban affairs, apply and understand major theoretical perspectives of urban studies, as well as have opportunities to engage in community-based research while in the program. 

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Urban Affairs PhD program