Master & PhD in Urban Studies (Andrew Young School of Policy Studies)

Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

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  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $4,700
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $15,000
  • Financial Aid Available

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Our Program

Faculty help students to build interdisciplinary skills and work with students to tailor program to their interests and goals.

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 ( 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.


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $50


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Application Deadline

Spring admission: October 1 & November 1

Fall admission: February 15, April 1 & June 1

Fall admission (PhD): January 15

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 53,000 Students
  • Female

    female 58% Female
  • Male

    male 42% Male


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Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $4,700
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $15,000

Additional Information

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  • checkbox-alt Application Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-alt Calculations are per semester

Location & Contact

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