Sep 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

The world is experiencing its highest rate of urbanization. As a result, cities are experiencing rapid change, challenges, and opportunities. There is a need for safe, resilient communities, effective government and policy, civil discourse, effective and ethical journalism, healthy families, and effective urban support structures for behavioral and/or mental health needs. Graduate students in the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs are encouraged to learn about urban contexts through their coursework, research, and practice. By learning through cutting edge curriculum, engaging in community partnerships, and interacting with a high quality faculty, students have the opportunity to develop solutions for individuals, families, and urban communities.

Robert Ulmer, Dean, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Tara Emmers-Sommer, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Education

The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs currently houses*:
Three Ph.D. programs
One M.S. degree

Criminology and Criminal Justice 

Public Affairs

Public Policy

Emergency and Crisis Management

Four M.A. degrees
Three graduate certificate programs

Communication Studies

Criminal Justice

Journalism and Media Studies

Urban Leadership


Emergency Management Cybersecurity

Non-profit Management

Public Management

Two professional master’s degrees
A dual master’s and professional degree
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Social Work (MSW)
  • Master of Social Work (MSW) and Juris Doctorate (J.D.)
One Institute
  • MGM Resorts Public Policy Institute


*Please contact respective program graduate coordinators regarding current degree and curriculum offerings


Communication Studies  

Criminal Justice  

Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies   

School of Public Policy and Leadership  

School of Social Work  

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