For questions about the admissions process, please contact:
William Muraskin, Ph.D
Graduate Admissions Advisor
For general information about the MA in Urban Affairs in terms of the curriculum and in-program requirements, please contact:
Prof. Do Lee
MA Urban Affairs Advisor
Urban Studies Department
Powdermaker Hall, Room 250 Q
How to Apply:
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The Urban Studies Department does not require the GRE or an interview, though we would be happy to meet with you or respond to any requests for further information via telephone or email. To apply to the program, you should use the standard online admissions process of Queens College.
When to Apply:
Our department accepts applications up until the start of each semester. This means that you can apply to begin your studies for the Fall semester or Spring Semester.
In addition to the QC MA standard online application, you will also need to submit the following:
Applicants must write and submit a 500-word essay explaining their objectives in applying for graduate study and including a brief personal statement.
- Letters of Reference
The recommenders who will be submitting reference letters on your behalf may send their letters to our Graduate Admissions Office electronically through the online application or they may submit hard copies of their reference letter via post mail. For the recommenders who wish to submit a paper copy of their reference letter via mail, please download and print a copy of our reference form here.
All transcripts should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Transcript must be received from every previously attended post-secondary college/university. All transcripts must be official, and dated within the past six months.
International Institutions (Foreign Transcripts/Educational Credentials):
All transcripts should be mailed directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions, using the Transcripts/Marksheet Request Form for Institutions Abroad on the Applying to a Graduate Program page.
- Application Fee*
A check or U.S. Post Office Money Order, payable to Queens College, for $125 needs to be mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions, with the Payment Voucher form, for your application. Write your address and Social Security number or CUNY ID number (if you have one) on the check or money order. The application fee is nonrefundable. Your application will not be processed without payment.
*The $125 application fee is waived for Queens College graduates in certain instances. Please check the Graduate Admissions website. The $125 application fee is waived for all U.S. veterans and active duty military. Please attach proof of your veteran/military status to your online application.
We do not require an interview for admission, but once accepted you must make an appointment to meet with a department professor and bring a resume if you would like programmatic advisement.