Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School.
The Master of Urban Planning is offered by this department under the following options:
Plan A: Forty-eight credits including an eight credit thesis.
Plan B: Forty-eight credits including a three credit essay.
Plan C: Forty-eight credits of coursework.
The distribution of the forty-eight credits is as follows: twenty-three credits in required courses (listed below), which build the core of the program; selection of elective courses (between thirteen and seventeen credits) to form a topic concentration; and the completion of a capstone component that includes an integrative project (UP 7700, four credits), and professional report (UP 7500, three credits) or a master’s essay (UP 7999, three credits), or a master’s thesis (UP 8999, eight credits). Students are strongly advised to pursue Plan C. Plan C includes the Professional Report, UP 7500. Students can petition the Graduate Director to substitute other courses for UP 7500. Students will not be permitted to graduate if they obtained B- or less on more than one required (core) classes.
Required (Core) Courses
|UP 5010||Resources and Communication in Planning||3|
|UP 5110||Urban Planning Process||3|
|UP 6120||Planning Studies and Methods||4|
|UP 6320||Quantitative Techniques I||4|
|UP 6510||Urban and Regional Systems||3|
|UP 6650||Planning and Development Law||3|
|UP 7010||Planning and Decision Theory||3|
Electives: Following completion of at least twelve credits in required courses, students will, in consultation with their assigned faculty advisor, devise a Plan of Work, selecting elective courses that constitute one of three concentrations:
- Housing and Community Development
- Urban Economic Development
- Managing Metropolitan Growth.
With the approval of the Director of the Urban Planning Program, a student may design his/her own topic of concentration.
Prior completion of courses equivalent to the program requirements may form a basis for reducing credits in any individual Plan of Work. Possession of a master’s degree in an area of study determined to be related to urban planning by the Graduate Program Committee may allow an applicant to elect a program of thirty-two credits, inclusive of capstone requirements.