Urban Studies Ph.D. Program Requirements
Doctoral Degree in Urban Studies Requirements
A total of 33 post-master's graduate credits are required to complete the degree program. These credits are distributed across required core seminars (6 courses, 18 credits), specialization electives (3 courses, 9 credits), and dissertation research courses (minimum of two 3 credit courses). In addition, doctoral students must pass a preliminary examination and successfully defend a dissertation. Consult the Graduate School and the USP Doctoral Program Student Guide for additional information on the program.
Ph.D. Core Curriculum
Six required core courses in methodology and theory form part of the doctoral degree:
- UrbStd 979: Methods of Research and Analysis for Urban Social Institutions I
- UrbStd 980: Growth of Urban Society
- UrbStd 981: Perspectives Toward Change in Urban Social Institutions
- UrbStd 982: Methods of Research and Analysis for Urban Social Institutions II
- UrbStd 983: Contemporary Urban Social Structure and Change
- UrbStd 984: Research Project in Urban Social Institutions
For information about course assignments and readings, see course syllabi.
Other USP Courses
For a complete listing of all Urban Studies courses, please review the Graduate School Bulletin. Go to Courses to view upcoming USP semester course offerings and course descriptions obtained from the teaching faculty.