Master of Science
in Urban Studies
The Master of Science in Urban Studies and Planning Program (MSUSP) is committed to preparing graduate students with the knowledge and applied skill-base necessary to excel in the urban studies and planning field. Faculty members offer a curriculum that cultivates engaged learning through a social justice and service learning framework. Upon completion of our program, degree students will be able to assess major themes and developmental processes of American cities; describe principle planning theories and best practices; interpret and conduct primary research methods; prepare a master’s thesis or capstone project; apply practical planning and/or community development tools; analyze urban policy practices, the role of capital markets, and social intervention strategies; and debate urban theory and planning practices.
Dr. Deden Rukmana
Associate Professor and Coordinator
Urban Studies and Planning Program
Social Sciences Building, Room 214
3219 College St.
Savannah, GA 31404