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City, Culture, and Community

Tulane University's City, Culture, and Community (CCC) program is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the School of Social Work, and Urban Studies program.

The program's unique structure allows it to bring together approaches from throughout the social sciences, social work, architecture, law, and the humanities to examine the diverse challenges facing today's urban spaces. As a broad-based and integrative graduate education-research program, CCC looks at issues and interrelationships between the physical environment and social, economic, and political institutions and processes that shape urban areas.

The CCC Ph.D. program's breadth of interdisciplinary study allows students considerable flexibility to develop their training to individual research interests while providing a depth of disciplinary training for those students who wish to pursue training in social work or sociology. Participating faculty are located in the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Architecture, School of Law, School of Public Health, and the School of Science and Engineering.

Graduates from the CCC program have become professionals, social scientists, and humanists. Their work in the CCC program has prepared them to pursue careers in wide range of sectors, including the academic, governmental, community, private, and public, or some combination.

Please see the CCC graduate student handbook for more detailed information on program goals, structure, requirements, and expectations.

Note to applicants for entry in Fall 2021: the GRE is encouraged but not required. Please self-report GRE scores taken previously. If an Analytical Writing score for the GRE is not available, we will pay particular attention to the required writing sample.