After Graduation

After Graduation

Many Urban Studies concentrators go on to graduate work in Urban Studies-related disciplines and take jobs in urban-related fields. 


Career Paths

Former Urban Studies students have found the program an excellent background for careers in city planning, architecture, historical preservation, transportation, environmental professions, and real estate and housing development, as well as law, journalism, the media, education, social work, business, finance, and nonprofit management.  Some alumni now hold important positions in government and public agencies all over the country.  In fact, an Urban Studies graduate was even elected Mayor of his home town!

 Preparing for Graduate School

Many students use an Urban Studies degree to prepare for professional study in the law, policy, business, social research, architecture, engineering and urban planning.

Students interested in pursuing graduate work in a traditional discipline should be able to satisfy standard graduate schools by either:

  • taking several courses in a basic core discipline as part of their Urban Studies concentration.  Focus areas include: Humanities, Social Sciences, Built Environment,  and Sustainable Urbanism.
  • double concentrating in Urban Studies and another traditional discipline.  Up to two courses may overlap.