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

Joined in August 2019

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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.

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…

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