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 are trained as professionals, social scientists, and humanists. They are prepared to pursue careers in wide range of sectors, including the academic, governmental, community, private, and public, or some combination. 


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Thanks to everyone who made this year's Graduate Symposium a success!  This year's theme was "Social Justice and the City: Implications for Race and Equity." Please click here to learn more about the event.