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Urban Administration, B.S.

The Urban Administration program provides students who are interested in the complex challenges of 21st Century cities with opportunities to discover how cities have historically developed, what the infrastructure requirements of cities are, and current innovationsin how cities are led. Students will develop both general knowledge and specific career skills. The Urban Administration program prepares graduates in four major areas essential to city infrastructure and nonprofit administration:

  • Knowledge of urban infrastructure and its requirements
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to complex social, economic, political, and cultural factors shaping the life of cities
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in urban government and nonprofit settings

  • Exposure to the demands of public administration and communication, including learning the tools of quantitative and qualitative analysis, budgeting, grants, and communication used to shape public policy.

All students complete three internships by graduation in any of three major categories: Urban Infrastructure, Public Administration and Communication, and Urban Culture and Society.

The program in Urban Administration capitalizes on NYIT’s strengths as an institution, including:

  • A dynamic urban campus located in Columbus Circle, New York City. Students benefit from location with their courses, internships, and service projects.
  • Faculty experts and diverse courses in architecture, behavioral science, engineering, politics, social policy, business, career services, and communication
  • Commitment to internships, service-learning, and civic engagement. New York has few rivals when it comes to potential internships and service projects
  • A global footprint in a world undergoing rapid urbanization as it offers opportunities for study abroad exchanges and international internships

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This program follows our general admission requirements.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your midyear and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores. You have the option of submitting results from the previous or redesigned SAT. If you have fewer than 24 credits of previous college work completed, you will need to submit official SAT or ACT scores.
    • NYIT SAT Code: 2561, NYIT ACT Code: 2832
  • Two letters of recommendation

  • 300–350 word essay on one of the following topics:

    • Tell us about your career goals and why attending NYIT would further these goals.
    • Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.

International Students Special Requirements