Students must complete or waive out of six required core courses.
All six core courses must be completed during the first year of study. Students must petition in order to waive this requirement; such petitions require approval by the Department Chair and are only occasionally granted in truly extenuating circumstances.
On entering the program, all students must pass examinations indicating competence in basic mathematics and micro-economics before enrolling in UP 220A or UP 207. Students who do not pass either or both examinations should take Mathematics 1 and/or Economics 1, 5 or 11 at UCLA during their first year of studies. These courses do not count towards the Master's degree. Students must then re-take the proficiency exams at the start of their second year before enrolling in UP 207 or UP 220A.
Five required core courses:
Plus one required urbanization course from among:
The Urbanization course may also count as an area of concentration course.
*Students may substitute the following Law classes for UP 211 without a petition:
UP M202A and UP 202B /Law M286: Land Use Regulation
UP M264A and UP 264B /Law M290: Environmental Law
UP M203A and UP 203B /Law M526: Urban Housing
By petition, other Law School classes may be substituted for UP 211.