UCLA and USC to Host 2014 Summer Urban Planning Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Students of Color

UCLA and USC to Host 2014 Summer Urban Planning Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Students of Color

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Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:53pm

Summer 2014 Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Students of Color

Our world is changing, and urban planning can lead the way. In an increasingly diverse and globalized world, urban planners work to create communities that are economically thriving, socially just, and environmentally sustainable. A doctoral degree in planning can prepare you to link new knowledge to issues that affect communities and policy-making worldwide.

To introduce planning doctoral study to selected outstanding students, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, will host a four-day workshop to prepare students to apply to and succeed in doctoral programs. Students from groups that are under-represented on planning faculties are particularly encouraged to apply.*

Workshop events will be held on the UCLA and USC campuses, in the heart of Los Angeles, July 20-24, 2014. Registration and instructional materials will be provided at no cost, lodging and meals will also be provided at no cost, and travel stipends are available for students coming from outside of California.

This workshop will include:

  • Networking with planning scholars from UCLA, USC and other top national and international programs.
  • Information sessions on:
    • Applying for Ph.D. study
    • Linking research and the community
    • Preparing yourself for doctoral study
    • and much more
  • Mentoring sessions with senior scholars and graduate students in planning
  • Chances to meet students from across the country

* Groups that are under-represented on planning faculties include: African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders.

Workshop Video
Learn more about our workshop from the students who participated in last year’s workshop.

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: Friday, April 25
Notification of Application Status: Week of May 12
Program Dates: July 20-24, 2014

Workshop Schedule

TBA

Workshop Faculty

The workshop faculty will also include recent Ph.D. graduates:

TBA

Application:

Contact:

For questions about the Summer Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Students of Color, please feel free to contact Jennifer Choy or Julie Kim:

Jennifer Choy
Associate Director of Admissions & Recruitment
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
3250 Public Affairs Bldg, Box 951656
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tel: 310-825-8957
Email:
Fax: 310-206-5566

Julie Kim
Program Administrator
Academic Programs Office
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy
Graduate Programs in Urban Planning and Development
University of Southern California
650 Childs Way
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, 102
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Tel: 213-740-1205
Email:
Fax: 213-821-4315


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Planning students from around the country can take part in a four-day summer workshop designed to build pathways to doctoral study

Summer 2014 Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Students of Color