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Advance your understanding of and capacity to impact the theories and practices of global urban centers by pursuing an advanced degree in urban studies. Depending on your focus—which could include trends in urban development, the impact of legal policies on urban populations, or the influence of big data on urban infrastructure—you may choose to pursue a career as a policy analyst, city planner, economic developer, transportation designer, or advocate.

Number 1 urban policy programs

  • No. 7 Social Policy programs
  • No. 10 Public Policy Analysis programs

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Urban Policy

Public Administration: ExecMPA/MSW, MPA/JD, MPA/MBA, MPA/MPH, PhD
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; dual MSW w/ Silver School of Social Work; dual JD w/ School of Law; dual MBA w/ Stern School of Business; dual MPH w/ School of Global Public Health

Public Administration for Global Policy Leaders: ExecMPA
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (w/ University College of London School of Public Policy)

Public Administration for Public Service Leaders: ExecMPA
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy: MPA
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Public Policy: MS
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Public Policy Analysis: AdvC
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

Urban Planning: MUP, MUP/JD
Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; dual JD w/ School of Law

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Urban Systems

Applied Urban Science and Informatics: AdvC, MS
Center for Urban Science and Progress

Environmental Engineering: MS
Tandon School of Engineering

Environmental Science: MS
Tandon School of Engineering

Historical and Sustainable Architecture: MA
Graduate School of Arts and Science (via NYU London)

Real Estate Development: MS
School of Professional Studies

Traffic Engineering: AdvC
Tandon School of Engineering

Transportation Planning: AdvC
Tandon School of Engineering

Transportation Planning and Engineering: MS, PhD*
Tandon School of Engineering

Urban Infrastructure Systems: MS
Tandon School of Engineering

*Interested applicants may have the opportunity to participate in the NYU Abu Dhabi Global PhD Student Fellowship program or the NYU Shanghai doctoral study and research program.

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If you’re excited by more than one subject and would like to combine them to create your own individualized program of study, you may be interested in the MA in Individualized Study degree at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study.