The Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning 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.
Master’s students must complete a minimum of 72 units (18 courses), a minimum of 12 units in each of six quarters. All master’s degree 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 master’s 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 has agreements with five other departments at UCLA which allow us to offer joint master's degrees in less time than the sequential completion of the paired programs. Concurrent degrees are offered with Law, Management, Latin American Studies, Architecture, and Public Health. For details on concurrent degree programs click here.