Collage for Urban Education Program

Urban Education

The Ph.D. program in Urban Education offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of urban education situated within an analysis of broader social, political, and economic processes that shape schooling and learning.
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Collage for Urban Education Program

The Ph.D. program in Urban Education offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of urban education situated within an analysis of broader social, political, and economic processes that shape schooling and learning.

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Degree Offered

Ph.D. in Urban Education

Full-time

Admissions Deadlines

December 15 for fall enrollment
(No spring enrollment)

Our research-intensive program is committed to critical and interdisciplinary studies in urban education, with a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, anti-racism and social justice. The program prepares students with the necessary theoretical and methodological tools to understand urban education as part of other interconnected systems of urban life and to translate research findings into educational practice, policies, curricula, and political action.

The next Open House event for our program is Oct 13, 2021 6:30-8:30 PM EST
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Our Program

Our program integrates rigorous academic work and critical democratic engagement in the study of urban education. We place a high value on social justice-oriented and public-facing scholarship that bridges theory, research, policy and practice.

Program Information
Urban Education students

Prospective Students

Doctoral students enter into a cohort that is commited to collaborative inquiry. They join the program with a wealth of experience in the field and throughout their tenure conduct critical studies in urban education, aiming to move research findings to social action.

Applying to Our Program
Urban Education students at commencement

Alumni

Graduates are prepared to take on a wide variety of careers in urban education, including: research and teaching in university programs; leadership in urban school districts, state and federal government agencies, non-governmental and community-based organizations; policy analysis and staff positions with legislators and legislative committees.

Alumni Highlights
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Faculty

The Urban Education faculty come from across the CUNY system, which results in a breadth of expertise, distinguished scholarly achievement and public engagement that anchors the program. Fulltime doctoral faculty members include those who teach only at The Graduate Center as well as those who teach at both The Graduate Center and another CUNY campus.

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David Bloomfield

Acting Executive Officer and Professor, Urban Education

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Assistant Program Officer, Urban Education