Our goal is to educate planning professionals, able to make plans and also to become leaders in the field. Our students engage in practice from the moment they join us, and we use the real planning issues and processes of our region and state as the basis for our teaching and research.
Studying urban theory, finance and policy, and project development, MRED students graduate with a comprehensive education enabling them to immediately contribute to the real estate industry and the larger community. The MRED is a joint program with the School of Business.
The Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning offers two doctoral degree programs: the Ph.D. in Urban Studies and the Ph.D. in Urban Studies: Regional Science. Our doctoral students join a select group of leaders passionate about solving the major issues of today’s communities.
The MUS program gives students skills to study and interpret urban phenomena from a variety of social science perspectives. The substantive knowledge and analytical skills provide excellent preparation for employment in public agencies, private firms, and non-profit organizations.
Two dual degree programs are complementary with the Master's of Urban and Regional Planning program: Public Health and Civil and Environment Engineering (with a transportation focus). With very careful planning, students may be able to complete both degrees in three years.
Develop your capacity, add depth to your graduate education, and reach your career destination with a graduate certificate in Urban Studies and Planning. Graduate certificates are designed to be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.