Urban Studies Program
Urban Studies seeks an understanding of the city, its functions and its dynamics, offering insights into today's social, economic and environmental challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective. The Urban Studies program provides graduate students with a strong foundation in various urban-related disciplines and emphasizes the application of these disciplines to real-world problems and situations.
Is Urban Studies for you?
Urban Studies is for graduate students who are aspiring and practicing professionals (e.g. planners, managers, researchers, analysts and activists) seeking to develop the urban research skills that are vlaued by municipalities, NGOs, federal and provincial governments and private sector employers. The program will be of particular interest to those graduate students who want to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to improve human lives, strengthen municipal governance, and advance urban sustainability.
Areas of study
Where can Urban Studies take you?
- Urban and regional planner
- Public Admnistration
- Government policy analyst or researcher
- Manager in private business or the non-profit sector
- Consultant in the public or private sector
- Local and international development agencies
- Education and academia