Master of Science Applied Urban Science and Informatics Admissions
Your academic and professional experience need not be in a field directly linked to cities and urban issues. It is more important that you can demonstrate rigorous prior academic training and a passion for applying analytical skills to problem-solving in an urban context.
In addition to a strong academic record and test scores, successful applicants typically have an undergraduate or masters degree in science, mathematics, engineering, or in the social sciences, along with the aptitude and inspiration to apply quantitative and mathematics skills to the betterment of urban life. In the past, we have also had competitive applicants who have obtained these skills through significant work experience.
We are looking for people from ALL disciplines who would like to apply their quantitative skills to pressing social issues. A selection committee may deem some applicants in need of further training to be admitted into the program. In such cases, accelerated instruction may be available during the pre-semester City Challenge Program. We recommend that applicants have some familiarity with:
- Single-variable calculus
- Basic programming
- Statistics and probability
- Geographic information systems and spatial analytics
- Basic computer science
Early Admission: February 15th, 2017 Final Deadline: April 15th, 2017 EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ROLLING ADMISSIONS: May 12, 2017
- Step 1: Learn more about Urban Informatics and Civic Analytics Tracks within the M.S. in Applied Urban Science and Informatics offered at CUSP. Attend an information session, watch our February 2017 Admissions Webinar, or contact us with any questions.
- Step 2: Prepare your application materials, understand requirements and navigate the application with the Fall 2017 Application Guide.
- Step 3: Apply now! Start and submit your application in record time.