Economic, social and demographic forces are shaping and re-shaping the world’s urban spaces in this age of cities. This urban growth throughout the world presents the 21st Century world with evolving challenges and opportunities.
The MA in Urban Affairs Program trains students to be specialists in analyzing the policy challenges of 21st Century urbanism. It provides students with the skills and knowledge to be effective leaders in community-driven urban policy and projects.
The program combines graduate seminars in urban studies, politics, sociology and public policy with hands-on experience in community-based research, policy design, policy analysis and implementation. Graduates are uniquely equipped to formulate policy and initiatives for more equitable and vibrant urban areas.
The program and its students leverage the advantages of the unique location in San Francisco and Northern California — one of the most dynamic urban environments in the United States and the world. Students develop practical research and policy development skills from their extensive engagement in San Francisco and Bay Area communities.
the Bay 2013: Local Heroes
Urban Affairs student was named a "local hero" by the Bay Guardian...
Time-Lapse of Ellis Act Evictions Created by Urban Affairs Student
Urban Affairs student, Jennifer Fieber, helps create a map of Ellis Act evictions with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project...
Making San Francisco Accessible to More Than the Tech Elite
Rachel Brahinsky, Urban Affairs Faculty Director, comments on the rise of the tech industry and its effect on San Francisco's middle class...
Civil Rights Leader is First USF Diversity Scholar
Author of "I Have a Dream" speech, Clarence Jones, joins USF...
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