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  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Global Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D with NJIT) Admission to the Program  

Admission to the Program

Prior Academic Training

Applicants for admission to the Global Urban Studies Ph.D. Program in Urban Systems possess a broad range of academic backgrounds, including Bachelor's and Master's degrees in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering, law and policy studies, architecture, urban planning, and building sciences.

Admissions to the Doctoral Program

The criteria for admission to the Global Urban Studies Ph.D. Program in Urban Systems include academic achievement and scholarship. While a completed master's degree is preferred from applicants, outstanding individuals without such training are also considered.

Advice about Applications

In doctoral education, success is predicated on a good match between student and program. In your application, you should take the opportunity to explain why the Global Urban Studies Ph.D. Program in Urban Systems fits your interests. The personal statement should provide information on:

  • who you are and what you have done,
  • your motivation for seeking the Ph.D.,
  • what you hope to do once you've obtained the degree,
  • your area of interest in a general sense,
  • your research interest in detail.

Think of your application as a portfolio. You will provide letters of recommendation, a CV, a writing sample, and any other materials that you think may be important to understand your experience and potential. These might include copies of course papers, grant proposals, publications, program development materials, etc. A personal interview is encouraged, either by video call or in person. Additional information including deadlines can be found on our websites How to Apply page.

Application Materials

  • Completed application to the Ph.D. program in urban systems.
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or its equivalent (e.g., MCAT, GMAT, DAT, or other acceptable examination). Inquiries regarding the substitution of other examinations should be addressed to the program director.
  • International students, and all students whose first language is not English, must provide competitive scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • Official transcripts of all prior academic work.
  • Three letters of recommendation (faculty preferred).
  • Written Statement of Purpose (Include your research interests).
  • Writing Sample
  • Interview (optional).

Application Process

Contact the program director of the specific specialization for further information on the admission process before beginning. Completed applications should be uploaded to the admissions portal.

Global Urban Studies

  • Dr. Jamie Lew,
  • Dr. Mara Sidney,
  • Urban Environment and Technology

    Dr. Hyojin Kim,

    The Urban Environment and Technology application is on the NJIT website.
    For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
    Comments and corrections to: One Stop Student Services Center.

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