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City + Culture + Community PhD

A New Education for a New Future

Tulane’s City + Culture + Community PhD Program (CCC) is a highly selective, cross-disciplinary, full-time, and individualized doctoral program. Founded in 2011, CCC admits, on average, six students each academic year who enter one of three tracks: Social Work-CCC, Sociology-CCC, or Urban Studies-CCC. Our students come to the program with interests in contemporary social issues, public policy, social welfare, identity politics, urbanization and urban inequality, environmental sustainability and injustice, and racial equity and social justice.

CCC students receive a tuition waiver and stipend funding (currently $25,000 per year) for five years, providing they meet all program requirements. The program is organized to build strong cohort identity and to link students with engaged Tulane faculty, providing a supportive, stimulating academic environment for creative doctoral study.

Above: New Orleans skyline from Paris Road in Chalmette, LA (photo by Paula Burch-Celentano, © 2008 Tulane University)

Social Work Building
Social Work Track
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Sociology Michelle Adams Teaching
Sociology Track
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New Orleans Aerial View
Urban Studies Track
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CCC Handbook
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City + Culture + Community was envisioned as the university restructured to meet the economic, physical, and social challenges resulting from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. CCC welcomed its first cohort of six students in Fall 2011.

The intellectual ethos of the City + Culture + Community program focuses on interdisciplinary, integrative approaches in the social and environmental sciences, social work, architecture, law, and the humanities.

City + Culture + Community aims to produce highly educated, flexible researchers with advanced theoretical and methodological skills that will allow them to be competitive in academic, governmental, non-profit, private, and public sectors.