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M.A. Urban Affairs

We See Your Future in Urban Affairs.
We see your greatest potential and your motivation to achieve.
Norfolk State University
Master of Arts in Urban Affairs

The Master of Urban Affairs degree program is structured to meet the career development needs of adults desiring to work in urban administration or professional positions that address urban issues. Career opportunities exist in local, state and federal government, as well as in the business and non-profit sectors. As over half the world population lives in or near urban areas, the study of urban affairs represents an important discipline.

Degree Requirements

36 Credit hours of course work

  • Core courses: 15 credits
  • Electives: 15 credits
  • ​Thesis or Comprehensive Examination: 6 credits

Sample of Course Offerings

  • UAF 611 Urban Problems in America
  • UAF 614 Structured Models for Urban Action
  • UAF 616 Executive Management
  • UAF 620 Housing and Development
  • UAF 697 Research Methods
  • UAF 699 Thesis
  • UAF 752 Comprehensive Examination
  • UAF 693 Internship

Join Us at NSU, Here's How:

All applications must be submitted online via the School of Graduate Studies.

Admission Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university, or the equivalent from a foreign country.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale) on undergraduate coursework.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons capable of adequately assessing the applicant's potential of success in the program.
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent

Conditional Admission:
Applicants who do not qualify for regular admission will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Submit Graduate Applications to:
All applications must be submitted online via the School of Graduate Studies website.

For More Information Contact:

Norfolk State University
Sociology Department
Brown Memorial Hall, Suite 203
700 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 823-8436