Our Focus The School of Urban Studies engages students, faculty, and community to advance critical thinking, social justice, and applied research through the transformative power of higher education. Vision A premier Urban Studies school within a leading urban-serving university. Mission Teach to engage; research to advance knowledge; act to promote social justice and equitable development. APPLY FOR ADMISSION arrow_back_ios arrow_forward_ios Learn More arrow_back_ios arrow_forward_ios arrow_back_ios arrow_forward_ios arrow_back_ios arrow_forward_ios Learn More arrow_back_ios arrow_forward_ios Learn More arrow_back_ios arrow_forward_ios Learn More arrow_back_ios arrow_forward_ios Learn More arrow_back_ios arrow_forward_ios Learn More arrow_back_ios arrow_forward_ios Explore Our Programs! UNDERGRADUATE 2+1 TRACK|BA to MS BA SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT BA URBAN STUDIES BS URBAN DESIGN GRADUATE MA COMMUNITY PLANNING MS GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES MINORS AND CERTIFICATES CERTIFICATES: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) MINORS: SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT URBAN STUDIES News & Upcoming Events This local park might get a sprayground, fire pits. Here’s your chance to weigh in The News Tribune A UW Tacoma Urban Design studio class partnered with the city of Sumner to recommend redesigns to downtown Sumner streets and parks. The City is now seeking public input on the changes. January 8, 2023 A Year Undaunted As 2022 draws to a close, revisit stories that show UW Tacoma students, faculty, staff and alumni changing lives and communities. December 16, 2022 Making Cities More Equitable Assistant Professor of Race and Urbanism Davon Woodard is passionate about urban spaces -- making them more equitable and livable for their diverse communities. October 21, 2022 More Stories Upcoming Events Social Media Contact Us Our faculty and staff will have varying hybrid office schedules. Please connect with us for any needs at firstname.lastname@example.org | (253) 692-5880 Call or Email Pinkerton Building, 3rd Flooruwturban@uw.edu (235) 692-5880Due to COVID-19 masks are recommended indoors.