Global Urban Studies
PhD Program Description
The Global Urban Studies track builds policy-oriented, interdisciplinary, and global knowledge about cities through innovative curriculum and research grounded in the social sciences. It features collaborative scholarship with community partners in the Greater Newark metro area and in cities around the world. Trained as researchers who bridge theory, social science research, and practice, our graduates are poised to make impacts that will help to create thriving and inclusive cities in the U.S. and around the world. Our campus hosts a wealth of faculty and students diversely engaged in global urban studies. Our program leverages this energy and expertise across Rutgers colleges and schools, departments, programs and research centers to produce a cutting-edge program to address critical urban issues.
Degree Offered: Ph.D.
Degree Credit Requirements
-Culture and globalization
-Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
Faculty and Program Scope
Global Urban Studies core faculty members specialize in the following research and policy areas: urban education, comparative and international education, international migration and immigration, urban violence, political participation, the arts and urban development, race and ethnicity, public health and housing, and sustainable environment. Faculty department and program affiliations include sociology, political science, anthropology, economics, business, law, and criminal justice. We have research partnerships with universities and scholars in a number of countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and a special emerging focus on Africa.
Application Requirements and Deadlines
All transcripts – GRE General – TOEFL – 3 Letters of Recommendation – Personal Statement [who you are & what you have done, motivation for PhD, career aspirations, research interest] – Written Statement of Purpose -- Resume/CV – Interview [optional]
Deadlines: February 1st