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Urban and Social Policy

The only global trend that is guaranteed to continue during the 21st century is urbanization; we are reaching an era in which more than half of the world’s population resides in cities. Cities now have responsibilities in virtually every policy arena from developing infrastructure, to sustainable economic development, to meeting the basic needs of safety and security and human welfare, including: education, health, and housing. Students and faculty at SIPA are surrounded by the resources of New York City, the world’s leading global city, and of a university deeply engaged in the critically important governance, policy, and management challenges of making cities economically competitive, environmentally sustainable, and culturally rich places to live and work.

Curriculum
A step-by-step guide.
Courses
The Urban and Social Policy Concentration requires 15 credits, consisting of 1 core course (3 points), 4 elective courses (12 points), and 1 approved Capstone workshop in the final semester.
Workshops
Capstone workshops apply the practical skills and analytical knowledge learned at SIPA to real-world issues.
Internships
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Faculty
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Research
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Careers
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Student Profiles
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