Graduate Programs at CUSP

Your City. Your Lab. Your Digital Revolution.

We empower our students with the knowledge and technical expertise to make cities around the world more productive, livable, equitable, and resilient. 

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Unlock the Potential in Big Data

Graduate programs at NYU CUSP offer a unique, interdisciplinary, and cutting-edge approach that links data science, statistics and analytics, and mathematics with complex urban systems, urban management, and policy. Our programs expose students to the inner workings of city agencies and create opportunities to challenge themselves through immersive, hands-on data projects. The curriculum emphasizes developing necessary technical skills and critical problem solving frameworks. We also provide research opportunities and real-world experiences through internships and practicums that enable students to be successful in a wide range of career trajectories.

urban skyline with data points overlayedOur rigorous programs are designed to prepare you for a rewarding and fulfilling career in Urban Informatics, developing the technical and problem-solving skills to effectively use data for social good. Students are immersed in every aspect of this exciting, multidisciplinary field, both in the classroom and through hands-on learning opportunities in research, internships, and interactions with faculty and NYU CUSP industry partners.

In CUSP’s graduate programs, you will learn the principles of Urban Informatics, including how to:

  • Identify and assess urban problems in domains such as transit, utilities, and health.
  • Evaluate data needs and sources.
  • Collect and manipulate large-scale datasets.
  • Cultivate analytical approaches to problem-solving in real-world situations.

Explore our graduate programs:

Applied Urban Science and Informatics, M.S.

The master's in Applied Urban Science and Informatics will provide you with the opportunity to engage in the interdisciplinary study of urban science and informatics and to apply your technical skills to urban problems.

International Summer School: Urban Data Science

The International Summer School invites graduate students from around the world to come together to tackle the urgent needs of global cities, using data science to understand environmental and economic needs.
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NYU Tandon Bridge to Applied Urban Science and Informatics

A pathway for individuals without a STEM background to a graduate degree in applied urban science and informatics and a career in an in-demand field. Available in a 21- or 28-week asynchronous format, the Bridge program is a non-credit immersive experience utilizing interactive online modules, live webinars, assignments, and exams.  Learn more about the NYU Tandon Bridge program.