Program Core
(9 credits)
Choice of:
Evolution of Global  Metropolis (48:977:610 NJIT) or
The Good City: Environmental Design & the Quality of Metropolitan Life (48:977:615 NJIT)
Globalization, International Migration, and Contemporary Cities (26:977:617 RU-N) or
Urban Governance in Global Perspective (26:977:TBD)
Urban Theory (26:977:TBD RU-N) 3
Research Core
(12 credits)
Research Seminar: Quantitative Methods (49:977:631 RBHS) 3
Research Seminar: Qualitative Methods (26:977:620 RU-N) 3
Research methods course by advisement 3
Research methods course by advisement 3
(18 credits)
Chosen in consultation with the committee, see below for more information 18
Dissertation Sequence 
(12 credits)
Dissertation Research (26:977:701 RU-N) 12
Dissertation proposal and defense  
Matriculation Continued
Matriculation w/loan deferment (26:001:899) or Matriculation w/o loan deferment (26:977:800) 3


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Students admitted to the Global Urban Studies Ph.D. program after 2015, are required to take 18 credits of graduate level electives (preferably Ph.D level courses). Electives should be chosen based on your research interests.

Students may enroll in electives offered by the three tracks of Urban Systems (GUS, Environment, Health) or electives offered by graduate programs throughout Rutgers. All electives must be approved by program directors.

To assist in your selection of courses, please visit Graduate School-Newark's catalog of classes.

Links to specific curriculum guides have been provided for you below:

American Studies 050
Business and Science 137
Criminal Justice 202
Economics 220
Environmental Science 375
Environmental Geology 380
Global Affairs 478
History 510
Peace & Conflict Studies 735
Political Science 790
Public Administration 834