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The Masters in Urban Planning and Policy degree (MUPP) is the only accredited Masters Program in planning in the Chicago area. UPP graduates are employed in planning and management occupations throughout the United States and the world. Planning knowledge proves valuable in public and private sector occupations that may range from site planning for a local development corporation to making plans for a regional transportation corridor. Planning students in UPP learn to use innovative concepts and state of art technology to analyze problems, craft solutions, conduct simulations, evaluate programs and otherwise apply the basic elements of planning craft.

Students choose from among the following specializations:

  1. Community Development
  2. Economic Development
  3. Globalization and International Planning
  4. Spatial Planning and Urban Design
  5. Urban Transportation
  6. Environmental Planning and Policy
  7. Self-developed specialization

The MUPP degree requires a minimum of 60 semester hours of graduate credit, and is divided into six components:

  1. Core Courses (5 courses, 20 credits)
  2. Specialization Courses (3 courses, 12 credits)
  3. Methods Courses (2 courses, 8 credits)
  4. Electives (2-5 courses, 8-20 credits)
  5. Internship (1 course, 4 credits)
  6. Masters Project (1 course, 4 credits) or Thesis (up to 4 courses, 16 credits)

For detailed information about program requirements, visit the MUPP Section of the Current Students page.