Jun 25, 2022  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Urban and Regional Sustainability and Resilience, M.A.


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This program is not admitting students at this time.

The Masters of Urban and Regional Sustainability and Resilience program is a multi-disciplinary graduate program that incorporates coursework, field work, and immersive-learning experiences to prepare students for careers in the growing field of sustainability and resilience. Full-time students can complete the program in 18-months, while part-time students can earn their degree in as little as 24 months.

Sustainability students come from varied backgrounds in business, policy and planning, humanities and social-impact sciences. Urban and Regional Sustainability and Resilience students develop deeper understandings of urban and regional systems and best practices as they gain the theoretical frameworks and hard skills needed to be effective leaders for positive and sustainable changes in the public and private sector.

Admission Criteria


To be considered for admission as a degree-seeking graduate student, students must first submit the following to the Office of the Graduate School:

  • Completed application at www.xavier.edu/grad.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  • Current and updated resumé/CV.
  • A 500-word minimum statement of purpose.
  • Two letters of reference from individuals commenting on the applicant’s academic/professional potential.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test scores for all sections are required of applicants whose native language is not English or whose four-year undergraduate degree program was not in English.


Applicants are encouraged to meet with the program director prior to completing the application process. Please contact the Office of the Graduate School to learn more and apply (513-745-3360).

Curriculum (36 Hours)


Year One


Summer Semester


  • PAEA 501: Public and Environmental Affairs I 

Fall Semester


  • PAEA 600: Philosophy and Public Affairs 
  • PAEA 620: Economics and Public Policy 
  • URST 650+ 

Spring Semester


  • PAEA 602: Organizational Communications 
  • PAEA 622: Quantitative Methods
  • URST 650+ 

Year Two


Summer Semester


  • PAEA 502: Public and Environmental Affairs II 
  • PAEA 630: Field Experience or PAEA 648: Thesis I 

Fall Semester


  • PAEA 640: Publc Policy Capstone or PAEA 649: Thesis II
  • PAEA 624: Political Geography and GIS 
  • URST 650+ 

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