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  • The Master of Arts degree is awarded for completion of 36 credits. A maximum of six credits of graduate-level coursework can be transferred from another institution. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.

    The curriculum and associated student work addresses diverse topics including social movements, urban governance, nonprofit management, socio-spatial design in the sharing economy, racial and gender injustices, logistics and politics of infrastructure, women-led urban movements and practices, climate change and environmental justice, securitization and militarization of cities, resistance against displacement, and alternative economies.

    For a complete listing of courses and course descriptions, visit the university course catalog.

  • First Year Fall
    PGUD 5020 Urban History Lab 3
    PGUD 5110 Urban Colloquium 1 3
    3
    Subtotal 9
    First Year Spring
    PGUD 5120 Urban Colloquium 2 3
    PGUD 5005 Urban Theory Lab 3
    3
    Subtotal 9
    Second Year Fall
    PGUD 5200 Theories of Urban Practice Thesis Prep 3
    PGUD 5230 Advanced Research in Theories of Urban Practice 3
    3
    Subtotal 9
    Second Year Spring
    PGUD 5300 Theories of Urban Practice Thesis 6
    3
    Subtotal 9
    Total Credits
    36

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