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Universities and colleges -- Graduate work -- Rating of, Cities and towns -- Study and teaching -- United States -- Surveys

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27 pages


A ranking of 33 Urban Studies and Urban Affairs graduate programs in the U.S. is developed from peer ratings obtained in a program survey and from citation activity reported in the Social Sciences Citation Index over the 1986-89 period. In addition, a breakdown of citations by broadly defined subject areas is presented. The survey revealed a difference between Ph.D. and MUS/MA programs in the perceived relative importance of peer evaluation and citations as rating criteria. The survey results also indicate that the degree of familiarity with other programs is lower than what has been observed in most social science disciplines.


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A product of the Center for Urban Studies, Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University.

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