Students graduating with an undergraduate major in Urban Studies have been accepted into some of the premier graduate schools in the country, including but not limited to the Harvard University Law School, the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Duke University, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, Yale University, Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Georgetown University, Washington University in St. Louis and Cornell University among others. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the Urban Studies program, students have chosen graduate fields of study in law, medicine, public health, public policy, urban planning, art, international and global studies, education, and foreign affairs.
All graduating students in Urban Studies must complete a senior thesis or senior honors thesis, some of which have been published in subsequent research journals. The following list provides some of the research topics compiled by our distinguished graduates for their thesis requirement:
"Youth and the 'Arab Spring': Demographics, The Economy, Perceptions and Culture in Cairo"
"The Audy Home for Wayward Youth: One City's Response"
"Eminent Domain, Urban Economic Development and Social Justice"
"Pain, Trains and Automobiles: Urban Marginality and the Politics of Public Transit"
"Charter Schools in America: The Ongoing Debate"
"Public Subsidy, Private Development and the Public Interest: A Case Study of Public Subsidy for the Barclays Center and the Atlantic Yards Project in Brooklyn, New York"
For a more complete list, see the Student Alumni section under "Research."