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Urban Studies

Rutgers University

48 months
29178 USD/year
29178 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Urban Studies program of Rutgers University offers unique learning and research opportunities to explore urbanism and community-building and to make a contribution to a brighter future for Camden.


Urban Studies major features

  • The Urban Studies program of Rutgers University is focused on the study of cities: how they function, grow, and prosper or decline.
  • Policy-focused and interdisciplinary coursework: students are able to take courses in other departments, such as criminal justice, sociology, political science, and history. Course subjects include how cities are planned, population trends, and urban policy issues like housing, sustainability, and environmental justice.
  • Fieldwork and internship opportunities: apply what you are learning to acquire a range of skills prized in the wider labor market, including how to marshal leadership, how to conduct community-based participatory action research and policy analysis, and how to use computer mapping programs to diagnose problems and facilitate community engagement.

Urban Studies majors and minors pursue multiple career paths:

  • Non-profit Management
  • Urban Planning and Design
  • Economic Development
  • Neighborhood & Community Development
  • Healthcare
  • Social Services
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Education Advocacy
  • Teaching
  • International Development
  • Community-based organizing

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Camden and the Greater Philadelphia Region
  • Global Urbanization
  • Poverty and the Urban Environment
  • Urban Health Theory and Advocacy
  • Power and Decision-making in Urban Communities
  • Statistics for Criminal Justice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14589 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14589 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Camden

832 - 2048 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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