The Murphy Institute

Urban Studies

Urban Studies draws on the traditions of political science, economics, sociology, history, public policy, and public administration to examine cities and urban experience. The Murphy Institute offers both a theoretical and a practical approach to the field and provides a strong emphasis on the problems of city dwellers and efforts to address those problems. Options available to students include:

DEGREES IN URBAN STUDIES

  • Provides an introduction and interdisciplinary overview of urban problems, working-class communities, the urban workforce, development of policy, delivery of urban services, and urban community and labor organizations
  • Ideal for those interested in exploring or advancing careers in public service and the not-for-profit sector, including community and labor advocacy

M.A. in Urban Studies (30 credits)

B.A. in Urban and Community Studies (120 credits)

CERTIFICATES IN PUBLIC ADMINSTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

  • Examine key policy, implementation, and management issues in the delivery of public services
  • Ideal for those seeking to develop their knowledge and practical skills while pursuing or advancing careers in government

Advanced (9 credit post-MA); Graduate (12 credits); Undergraduate (16 credits)

CERTIFICATES IN HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY

  • Examine policies that shape the health care industry and its institutions, as well as the administrative and managerial practices involved in the delivery of health care services
  • Ideal for those interested in health care advocacy and/or advancing careers in health care administration

Graduate (12 credits); Undergraduate (16 credits)