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  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Global Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D with NJIT) Major Specializations  

Major Specializations

Global Urban Studies Specialization

The Global Urban Studies track builds policy-oriented, interdisciplinary, and global knowledge about cities through innovative curriculum and research grounded in the social sciences and humanities. It features collaborative scholarship with community partners in the Greater Newark metro area and in cities around the world. Trained as researchers who bridge theory, research, and practice, our graduates are poised to make impacts that will help to create thriving and inclusive cities in the United States and around the world. Our campus hosts a wealth of faculty and students diversely engaged in Global Urban Studies. Our program leverages this energy and expertise across Rutgers' colleges and schools, departments, programs, and research centers to produce a cutting-edge program to address critical urban issues.

Global Urban Studies core faculty members specialize in the following research and policy areas: urban education, comparative and international education, international migration and immigration, urban history and the built environment, urban violence, political participation, the arts and urban development, race and ethnicity, public health and housing, and sustainable environment. Faculty department and program affiliations include sociology, political science, anthropology, economics, history, arts, culture, and media studies, business, law, and criminal justice. We have research partnerships with universities and scholars in a number of countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The Global Urban Studies track at Rutgers operates alongside tracks in the Urban Environment and Technology at NJIT to form the joint Ph.D. program in Urban Systems.  Global Urban studies is a successor to the urban education policy track (2004-2015), previously directed by Professor Alan Sadovnik.  To learn more aobu thte specializations housed at NJIT, Ph.D. Program in Urban Systems website or reach out to Hyojin Kim (973-542-7199; email:

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