The Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) is a two-year, full-time program that is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, a joint undertaking of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
MURP students must complete a minimum of 72 units (18 courses), a minimum of 12 units in each of six quarters. All MURP students are expected to take core courses in the history and processes of urbanization, the theories and histories of planning, applied micro-economics, quantitative analysis, and applied research design. Professional development and field work are also important components of the program. In the second year, students must complete a thesis or applied planning research capstone project (individually or as part of a group). Students also select one or more areas of concentration from among:
Urban Planning offers concurrent degree programs with Law, Management, Latin American Studies, Architecture, and Public Health which allow to students to obtain joint master's degrees in less time than the sequential completion of the paired programs. For details on concurrent degree programs click here.