Our two-year, 36-unit master’s program brings together the best of our many years of experience with urban and public affairs programming. The curriculum trains students to understand and shape policy, with a focus on the urban and metropolitan histories that impact our region.
Students receive both classroom and hands-on training in the mechanics of urban policy and advocacy. The community-based research requirement gives students experience conducting applied urban research and analyzing policy alternatives. The capstone project and full-time summer internship allow them to develop expertise in specific areas of urban, regional, or public policy, while building the personal and professional networks that will help them launch their careers upon graduation.