Urban Studies Admissions

At the undergraduate level, Urban Studies Program at UW Tacoma offers:

BA in Urban Studies
BA in Urban Studies (2+1 track for MS in Geospatial Technologies)
BA in Sustainable Urban Development
BA in Sustainable Urban Development (2+1 track for MS in Geospatial Technologies)

Both degrees offer admission for autumn, winter, or spring quarter. Learn more about these undergraduate options and graduate degree programs, certificates, minors, and faculty to find out why the Urban Studies may be the best choice for you. 

Admission Advising

Contact our staff for more information about admission to our programs. 
Our program office is located on the Tacoma Campus - Pinkerton Building 3rd floor, open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

BA in Urban Studies or BA in Sustainable Urban Development
Sarah Cutting
PNK 221

Master of Arts in Community Planning
Urban Studies Program Office
PNK 300

Master in Science in Geospatial Technologies
Greg Lund
PNK 219

GIS Certificate Program
Matt Kelley
PNK 307


Learn more about UW Tacoma

  • Campus tours are offered Monday - Friday at 3 p.m. starting in Mattress Factory 251.
  • UW Tacoma offers open houses, college visits and other special events throughout the year for prospective students.
  • Admission advisors can help match your interests to the appropriate program of study, assist you in successfully navigating the application process, and direct you to useful campus resources such as financial aid. They can also review your transcripts and let you know if additional coursework is necessary for admission.