Special Education MA classroom

Urban & Public Affairs, MA

Train to develop public policy. Dig into grassroots organizing. Engage community and advocate for change.

Apply Now for 2023

The Fall 2023 application is now open. The priority application date is February 15, 2023.

Learn How to Change the World

Take classes in urban studies, politics, sociology, and public policy. Combine them with hands-on experience in community-based research, policy design, policy analysis, advocacy, and implementation. Graduate ready to formulate policy and initiatives for more equitable and vibrant urban areas.

The USF Advantage

  • Internships – You’ll gain hands-on experience and build a network of professional contacts.
  • Career Opportunities – Alumni working in government advocacy, nonprofit administration, policy writing, campaign strategy and management, and grassroots and community organizing  can connect you with career seminars, serve on your thesis committee, and maybe even hire you after graduation.
  • Distinguished Faculty – You’ll learn from both academics and professionals in the field.
  • Flexible Schedule – Tailor your full-time afternoon or evening classes to suit your schedule, or explore part-time options.

San Francisco Advantage

Come study policy in San Francisco, the center of change and the home of national breakthroughs on environmental issues, gay rights, and housing. Make the city your classroom and your cause.

Students walk Haight Street past murals of Janice Joplin and Jerry Garcia.
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Urban & Public Affairs, MA

Kresten Froistad-Martin, Program Manager
Masonic, Room 106
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

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