Details at a Glance
According to U.S. News & World Report, Georgia State ranks No. 2 in innovation. Located in the heart of Atlanta and currently ranked 9th in Urban Policy graduate programs, the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS) is "changing the world: one student at a time, one idea at a time".
The Urban Studies Institute (urban.gsu.edu) at AYSPS offers flexible graduate degrees to enable 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, resilience and the future of the suburbs – through a variety of multi-disciplinary perspectives.
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 and go on to careers in academia or within the public/private sector.
Our Masters in Urban Studies is 30 credit hours which can be completed in 18 months (full-time; including one summer semester).
Our PhD in Urban Studies is 48 credit hours, emphasizing collaborative, comparative research.
Spring admission: October 1 & November 1
Fall admission: February 15, April 1 & June 1
Fall admission (PhD): January 15