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Featured Programs

This list identifies university-based programs that may be of interest to scholars, students, and practitioners working in communities of color and poor central city neighborhoods.


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Featured Program of the Month


Past Featured Programs

Albany State University - Masters of Public Administration


Antioch University: MS in Environmental Studies, Advocacy for Social Justice and Sustainability


Asian American Studies: Pomona College


Bachelors of Urban Ecology - University of Utah

Boston University Metropolitan College: Master of Urban Affairs 

Brock University - Social Justice and Equity Studies, MA


California State University, Dominguez Hills: Master's in Social Work (MSW) 


Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership: Masters in Sustainability Leadership


Canisius College, Urban Studies Program


Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, Northeastern Illinois University


The Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis


Center for Sports and Urban Policy, Georgia State University


Center for the Study of Social and Global Justice: University of Nottingham 


Center for Urban Affairs, University of Alabama Birmingham


Chicago State University: Department of Geography, Sociology, History, African American Studies and Anthropology (GSHAA)

Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison


City, Action, Power and Practice (CAPP) Concentration, Sociology: DePaul University


City, Culture, and Community Ph.D. Program, Tulane University


Civic Innovation Department: Emory & Henry College


Civil Society and Community Research: University of Wisconsin-Madison


College of Public Service and Urban Affairs: Tennessee State University  


Colorado State University, MBA in Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise


Columbia University, Human Rights Studies


Community and Environmental Planning BS: University of New Hampshire  


Community Studies Department, UC-Santa Cruz


Columbia University: Masters Degree Program in Climate & Society


Criminology and Social Justice MA: Ryerson University

Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program, University of Vermont


Critical Urbanism Master's Degree, University of Basel


Democracy and Justice Studies: University of Wisconsin - Green Bay 


Department of Africology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  


Department of African American Studies, Northeastern University


Department of Afro-American Studies, Howard University


The Department of Black Studies: SUNY New Paltz


Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Memphis


Department of Critical Culture, Gender & Race Studies, Washington State University 


Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, University of Florida


Department of Geography and Planning, Univeristy at Albany


Department of Geography and Urban Planning, Wayne State University


Department of Hispanic Studies, Brown University


Deptartment of Human & Organizational Development , Peabody College, Vanderbilt University  


Department of Pan African Studies, California State University Northridge


Department of Planning and Urban Studies, University of New Orleans

Department of Politics and Public Administration: Ryerson University 

Department of Political Science, Clark Atlanta University


Department of Political Science, Loyola University New Orleans


Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies, University of Akron


Department of Public Administration: University of Texas San Antonio


Department of Social Change and Development, University of Wisconsin Green Bay


Department of Sociology, Brooklyn College, CUNY


Department of Sociology, Georgia State University  


Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, University of Toronto


Department of Sociology, University of North Texas


Development Sociology Department, Cornell University


Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University


Department of Urban Affairs and Geography, Wright State University 


Dillard University: Urban Studies and Public Policy


East Carolina University, Department of Urban and Regional Planning


Eastern Kentucky University: Social Justice Studies


Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University


Eugene Lang College, New School, BA in Urban Studies

Global Development and Social Justice, Master of Arts, St. John's University 


Global Urban Studies Program, Michigan State University 


Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning, Morgan State University


Grambling State University, Master's in Public Administration


Gran Sasso Science Institute, Ph.D. in Urban Studies

Georgia State University: Masters of Interdisciplinary Studies in Urban Studies


Graduate Certificate in Race and Social Justice: University of New Mexico


The Sciences Po Urban School and the Centro de Estudios Démograficos, Urbanos e Ambientales (CEDUA) at El Colegio de Mexico: Dual Masters Degree in Comparative Urban Governance

Howard University: PhD in Sociology and Criminology

Human Rights and Social Justice Concentration: Cornell Institute for Public Affairs


Humboldt State University, Environment & Community Masters of Arts in Social Science    


Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs, Wichita State University


Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University  


James and Delrose Eigel Center for Community Engagement, Xavier University


Joint PhD Program in Urban Systems (New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University Newark, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) 


Kentucky State University - School of Public Administration


Labor Studies Program, Indiana University


Laboratory of Critical Urbanism, EHU Vilnius


Leadership Online for Today: University of Missouri Extension


Linton Global College, Hannam University


M.A. in Sociology and Social Justice: Kean University


Maine Community Policing Institute - University of Maine at Augusta


Masters of Arts in Inner City Studies Education, Northeastern Illinois University


Masters of Arts in Sustainability Studies, Ramapo College


Masters in Sociology and Social Justice, Kean University


Master of Science in Restorative Practices: International Institute for Restorative Practices

Masters Track in Dominican Studies: CUNY  


MSc, Urban Sociology Track, University of Amsterdam


The New School, Public & Urban Policy PhD Program


The National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University


Norfolk State University - MA in Urban Affairs


North Central College, Chicago Area Studies


Pacifica Graduate Institute, the M.A./Ph.D. in Depth Psychology  


Parsons School of Design at The New School: M.A. in Theories of Urban Practice and M.S. in Design and Urban Ecologies  


Ph.D. in Planning, Design and the Built Environment, Clemson University


Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware


Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo


Marygrove College: Masters of Arts in Social Justice


Masters in Anthropology and Social Change: California Institute of Integral Studies


Masters in Urban and Regional Planning: Georgetown University


Masters of Urban Planning, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Notre Dame University, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies  


Public Administration, North Carolina State University  


The Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Case Western Reserve University


Masters of Community Development: Prairie View A&M University


Masters in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, Buffalo State College


Masters in Public Affairs and Urban Policy, Loyola University Chicago


Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University


Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy 


Nelson Mandela College of Government & Social Sciences, Southern University: PhD in Public Policy


Niagara University: Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race Equality & Mission

Nonprofit Studies Program - Georgia State University

Pacific Oaks College: MA in Advocacy & Social Justice Program  

Peace and Reconciliation Studies, University of Maine


PhD in Public Affairs and Community Development, Rutgers-Camden


Race and Ethnic Studies: St. Olaf College


Simon Fraser University: Restorative Justice Certificate


Ryerson University, Urban and Regional Planning  


Savannah State University: MS in Urban Studies and Planning


School of Planning, University of Cincinnati

School of Social Work, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Memphis

Social and Behavioral Sciences: Medgar Evers College, CUNY


Social Justice Program, University of Colorado - Denver


Social Justice Studies, Miami University


Social Welfare and Social Justice, California State University Northridge  


Sociology Department, Rice University


St. Lawrence University, Sociology Department  


SUNY Binghamton, MS/MA in Sustainable Communities  


SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry - Sustainability Management


Syracuse University, Department of African American Studies


Syracuse University Department of Geography



Syracuse University Community Geography Program



Texas Southern University, Urban Planning & Environmental Policy  

UCLA: BA in Public Affairs

UMass-Amherst, Advocacy and Social Justice Studies


UMass-Amherst, Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning


University of British Columbia: Master of Arts in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice (MA)

University at Buffalo, Masters of Education with a concentration in Economics and Education Policy Analysis  


University of California - Riverside, Public Policy Program  


University of Chicago: Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC)


University of Colorado-Boulder: Masters of the Environment (MENV)


University of Denver: Global Community Engagement


University of Florida, Online MA in Urban and Regional Planning


University of Massachusetts Boston, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies


University of Miami, Masters in Community Social Change


University of Miami, Community Well-Being PhD Program 


University of Michigan, School of Environment and Sustainability


University of Minnesota: Certificate in Election Administration


University of Nebraska-Omaha, Online Master of Public Administration  


University of New Mexico: Graduate Certificate in Race and Social Justice


University of San Francisco, Masters of Arts in Urban Affairs



University of Washington, Tacoma: Urban Studies, MA Community Planning, MS Geospatial Technologies, BS Urban Design  


UNLV: School of Public Policy and Leadership


Urban and Environmental Policy, Occidental College


Urban Community Studies, University of Connecticut


Urban Development and Social Change, Clark University


Urban Education Ph.D. Program at the CUNY Graduate Center


Urban Education Program, Temple University


Urban Education Studies, Ph.D. Program, Indiana University


UCD Equality Studies Centre, University College Dublin


UCSB, PhD Program in Global Studies  

UMass Amherst, Advocacy and Social Justice Studies


University of New Mexico: Graduate Certificate in Race & Social Justice


Urban and Regional Planning, San Jose State University


Urban Studies Department, Barnard College, Columbia University


Urban Studies Program, Brown University




Urban Studies, Fordham University


Urban Studies, Loyola Marymont University


Urban Studies: Queens College


Urban Studies Program: Southern Connecticut State University


Urban Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee  


Urban Studies, University of Pennsylvania


Urban Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh


Urban Studies, Washington University 


Urban Sustainability Program, Brooklyn College-CUNY   


Vanderbilt University: PhD in Community Research and Action


Virginia Tech, Urban Affairs and Planning


Weiss Urban Livability Program, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


Westminster College, Masters of Arts in Community Leadership  


York University: Masters in Environmental Studies  

Xavier University of Louisiana - Department of Sociology


Xavier University of Louisiana - Masters of Public Health in Health Equity




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