Master of Urban Planning in Urban and Regional Planning

Urban planning takes a long term, comprehensive and transdisciplinary view towards enhancing the quality of the places we live in. The planning program is directed towards future professionals and scholars who seek to understand and manage urban and natural environments.

The graduate program in urban planning supports the Master of Urban Planning (MUP), as well as students pursuing degrees in fields related to cities and communities, the environment and natural resources, and public service and leadership. Because of the transdisciplinary nature of the MUP program, candidates for this degree are encouraged to apply from a broad range of disciplines such as anthropology, architecture, civil engineering, education, geography, land development, landscape architecture, political science, public service, public health, social work and sociology.

A student holding a baccalaureate degree may become a candidate for the degree of Master of Urban Planning (MUP). This two-year interdisciplinary program provides opportunities for individual and collaborative work. The minimum requirements for this degree are the completion of coursework and a satisfactory final examination. An acceptable thesis is required for the Master of Urban Planning degree for a student who selects the thesis option program.