Urban and Social Policy (USP)
Urban and Social Policy Curriculum
The Urban and Social Policy (USP) concentration is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with the content knowledge, critical thinking and analytic skills needed for a successful career in urban and/or social policy, while offering students the flexibility to specialize in policy focus areas that fit their own unique academic and professional interests.
The Urban and Social Policy Concentration offers two focus areas:
- Urban Policy
- Social Policy
David N. Dinkins, Professor in the Professional Practice of Public Policy
Christina Greer, Visiting Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs (part-time)
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs
Julie Menin, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
Josephine Joyce Miller, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
Suresh Naidu, Assistant Professor in Economics and International and Public Affairs
Michael Nutter, David N. Dinkins Professor of Professional Practice in Urban and Public Affairs
Yumiko Shimabukuro, Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs
Cory Way, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs
The Urban and Social Policy Concentration offers two focus areas: 1) Urban Policy and 2) Social Policy. Students should take one core course in the chosen focus area (3 credits) and four elective courses in chosen focus area (12 credits).
Please note: 1) Courses used to fulfill the MIA/MPA core requirements may not be double counted toward the concentration. 2) Students may double count up to two specialization courses. 3) USP short courses (1.5 credits) may count toward your elective requirement. 4) A second USP core course can count towards your elective requirement.