Urban Affairs Program College of Arts and Sciences University of San Francisco

Urban Affairs Program College of Arts and Sciences University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
March 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered


Urban Affairs and Public Policy

Economic, social and demographic forces are shaping and re-shaping the world's urban spaces in this age of cities. Massive urban growth presents the 21st century world with evolving patterns, problems and opportunities.

The MA in Urban Affairs Program is ideal for students who seek to be specialists in analyzing the challenges and opportunities of 21st century urbanism. It provides students with the skills and knowledge to be effective and ethical leaders in urban policy and community organizing.

The Master's Program in Urban Affairs combines rigorous graduate seminars in urban studies and public policy with the hands-on experience of applied urban research and community engagement and organizing. A comprehensive background in urban history, political dynamics and sociology is combined with tools for community-based research, policy design, policy analysis and implementation. Graduates are uniquely equipped to formulate policy for more equitable, livable, and vibrant urban areas.

USF Is Students' University -- San Francisco Is Their Campus

USF was founded in 1855 as the first university in San Francisco and is ranked in the top tier of national universities ("U.S. News and World Report's" America's Best Colleges, 2012). USF is a private, Jesuit university with a distinguished history in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, finance, and business management. Of the 10,000 students at USF, 38% are graduate students. USF is composed of 5 graduate schools -- "Arts and Sciences," "Business and Professional Studies," "Education," "Law," and "Nursing."

The university offers rigorous and innovative graduate programs with a set of distinguished faculty members who are experts in their fields and passionate about research and teaching. USF's faculty members are dedicated to providing high-quality, personalized attention to their students with small class sizes.

Students enjoy the rich experiences available in San Francisco, one of the world's most vibrant, cosmopolitan, and beautiful cities. As the financial, cultural and technological center of the West Coast of the U.S., the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most economically advanced regions of the world. San Francisco's diverse population draws people from around the world, while the Pacific Ocean climate of the city is moderate all year round. Outside the city, USF students experience California's many other attractions, such as the Napa Valley wine country, the Redwood forests, Pacific beaches, the mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe, and the Big Sur Coast.

Location & Contact

Urban Affairs Program

College of Arts and Sciences
University of San Francisco

2130 Fulton Street, MA 106
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States

Angela Fleekop

Administrative Director

Phone: 415-422-5662

Angela Fleekop

Director of Administration

Phone: 415-422-5662
Email: urbanaffairs@usfca.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Urban Studies Master of Arts (MA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Not reported
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Not reported
    • Distance learning programs available? Not reported
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


80% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 31
    • Accepted 25
    • Acceptance Rate 80
    • Enrolled 11
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic Not Reported
    • Application Fee - International Not Reported
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline March 1st Not Reported Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students21
    • Female Percentage62%
    • Male Percentage38%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students21
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino22%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian56%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races6%
    • Unknown5%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty7
    • Full-time Percentage43%
    • Part-time Percentage57%
    • Female Percentage29%
    • Male Percentage71%