In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the master's degree, students are required in the second year to complete either a thesis or one of two comprehensive examination plans, Plan A (a client project) or Plan B (the two-week examination).
As an alternative under Plan A, students may take courses UP 217A-217B Comprehensive Project for eight units credit to fulfill the comprehensive examination requirement. The comprehensive project counts as the equivalent of two courses and spans two quarters. The project class brings together students of varying backgrounds and interests to jointly solve an urban planning problem.
Comprehensive Projects are available at the Southern Regional Library Facility (310 206-2013). For instructions on how to locate a project from the YRL catalog click here.
Recent comprehensive project topics are listed below: