Overview

Introduction

The Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) is a graduate professional degree that prepares students for careers in urban planning. It is the normal academic qualification for various planning and planning-related positions. The M.U.P. degree is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. The program places strong emphasis on policy planning and analysis in the context of urban or urbanizing environments. The program is geared toward meeting the need for planning policy on urban issues at any level of government — federal, state, regional, and local — or outside the governmental arena.

3 major areas of knowledge are necessary for competence in policy planning:

  1. History and theory, which provide the conceptual framework of social, economic, and political environments within which public policy is formed;
  2. Quantitative methods, which provide the skills necessary to define and analyze problems through data manipulation; and
  3. Specialty areas, which provide focused information and skills in environmental planning, housing and development planning, land use planning and urban design, and transportation planning specializations.

Introduction

The Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) is a graduate professional degree that prepares students for careers in urban planning. It is the normal academic qualification for various planning and planning-related positions. The M.U.P. degree is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. The program places strong emphasis on policy planning and analysis in the context of urban or urbanizing environments. The program is geared toward meeting the need for planning policy on urban issues at any level of government — federal, state, regional, and local — or outside the governmental arena.

3 major areas of knowledge are necessary for competence in policy planning:

  1. History and theory, which provide the conceptual framework of social, economic, and political environments within which public policy is formed;
  2. Quantitative methods, which provide the skills necessary to define and analyze problems through data manipulation; and
  3. Specialty areas, which provide focused information and skills in environmental planning, housing and development planning, land use planning and urban design, and transportation planning specializations.

Contact Info

Department of Urban Planning

Marvin Hall
1465 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 317
Lawrence, KS 66045-7626
785-864-4184
785-864-5301
ubpl@ku.edu
http://www.sadp.ku.edu/urban-planning
Stacey Swearingen White, Chair
Pat Owens, Admissions Coordinator
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