Urban Studies & Planning


(November 17, 2015)

Job Opening available for Graduate Students:

The department is seeking applicants for a computer lab assistant position. The position is open to graduate students only, M.U.P students preferred. Applicants must be enrolled in at least 4 units of graduate courses. Non-resident and international students must be enrolled full-time. Please follow the links for more information:

For more information, you may contact:
Pat Ordoñez, Administrative Coordinator


(October 27, 2015)

Graduate Education Night 2015

Are you interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree in planning? Do you have questions about preparation, funding, and experience? Please join the Department of Urban Studies and Planning in a panel discussion on graduate school choices and experiences. This session will be moderated by Prof. Alessandro Rigolon and will have panelists of URBS Alumni: Jose Tchoupourian, UCLA (CSUN '14), Max Franco, UC Irvine (CSUN '08), and Sam Gutierrez, SJSU (CSUN '13).

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Location: Sierra Hall Room 209

For more information, you may call the department office at (818) 677-2904.

(October 16, 2015)

Part-time Lecturers (Temporary) 

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at California State University, Northridge is currently recruiting lecturers to teach two graduate courses in Spring 2016: Seminar in Comprehensive Planning and Planning law. The deadline is November 10, 2015. Detailed position announcements can be found on the department’s website at: http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/urban-studies-planning/employment-opportunities

Questions may be directed to:

Rob Kent, Chair

Welcome Transfer Students!

This summer before you embark on your academic journey here at CSUN, we need for you to contact the Department of Urban Studies and Planning to set up an advisement appointment. The Department can be reached from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday at (818) 677-2904. We can also be reached at urban.studies@csun.edu.

We look forward to seeing you soon!