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Field of Study: Urban Education


Urban education programs focus on how to meet the education needs of people who live in cities.



Urban education programs prepare people to provide educational services and administrative leadership in urban contexts.

These programs include topics such as:

  • Urban sociology
  • Multilingual education
  • Urban studies and planning
  • Health services and nutrition
  • Diversity studies
  • Urban educational administration and leadership

Very few colleges and universities offer urban education programs at the undergraduate level.

Many universities offer graduate degrees in urban education. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.