urban studies masters curriculum

The full-time, four-semester MA program requires students to complete 45 units.

As a part of the curriculum, all MA students must attend the Graduate Lecture Series, which brings noted artists and critics to campus for lectures, discussions, and critiques.

Curriculum Requirements

Frameworks of Art and Urbanism 3
Global Perspectives of Modernity 3
Institutional Critique / Information 
Technologies Breadth Requirement
3
Research and Writing Colloquium 3
Urban Studies Seminar Electives 9
Electives 9
Thesis 6
Collaborative Project 3
CS, EMS or HTCA Electives
6
MA Intermediate Review 0
MA Final Review 0
MA Thesis Symposium 0
Graduate Lecture Series 0
Total 45

Sample Schedule

Semester 1

Frameworks for Art and Urbanism 3
Global Perspectives of Modernity 3
Urban Studies Seminar Electives 3
Elective 3
CS, EMS or HTCA Elective 3
Graduate Lecture Series 0

Semester 2

Research and Writing Colloquium 3
Institutional Critique / Information 
Technologies Breadth Requirement
3
Urban Studies Seminar Elective 3
Collaborative Project or Elective 3
Graduate Lecture Series 0

Semester 3

Thesis 3
Collaborative Project or Elective 3
Urban Studies Seminar Elective 3
MA Intermediate Review 0
Graduate Lecture Series 0

Semester 4

Thesis 3
CS, EMS or HTCA Elective 3
Elective 3
MA Final Review 0
MA Thesis Symposium 0
Graduate Lecture Series 0
Total 45