Programs

Programs

** For more information about the thesis-based programs, please click on the program title.

Degree Program Degree Requirements Program Duration
Master of Arts in Planning (MA)
  • five 700-level obligatory one-term courses: 700, 701*, 703, 704, and 710, for a total of 2.5 units
  • three 600-level elective one-term courses for a total of 1.5 units
  • two 700-level obligatory studio courses: 720, 721 (2.0 units)
  • internship required during first spring term
  • thesis (2.0 weight)
  • in addition, students must complete two program milestones (satisfied in PLAN 710):
    • project proposal development workshop
    • research plan - oral presentation (April of first year)

* Students without a background in planning are required to take 701. Students not required to take 701 must take an extra elective course.

2 years - 6 terms of full-time enrollment

5 years - 15 terms of part-time enrollment

Master of Environmental Studies in Planning (MES)
  • five 700-level obligatory one-term courses: 700, 701*, 703, 704, and 710, for a total of 2.5 units
  • three 600-level elective one-term courses, taken from a list of approved courses, for a total of 1.5 units
  • two 700-level obligatory studio courses: 720, 721 (2.0 units)
  • internship required during first spring term
  • thesis (2.0 weight)
  • in addition, students must complete two program milestones (satisfied in PLAN 710):
    • project proposal development workshop
    • research plan - oral presentation (April of first year)

* Students without a background in planning are required to take 701. Students not required to take 701 must take an extra elective course.

2 years - 6 terms of full-time enrollment

5 years - 15 terms of part-time enrollment

Master of Planning (MPlan)
  • six obligatory one-term PLAN courses: 625, 700, 702, 704, 705, 706, for a total of 3.0 units
  • four elective one-term graduate courses drawn from the School of Planning, Master of Public Health, or Master of Environment and Business, for a total of 2.0 units
3.3 years - 10 terms of part-time enrollment
Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD)
  • two 700-level obligatory one-term courses: 700 and 710, for a total of 1.0 units
  • two 800-level elective one-term courses: 801 and 802, for a total of 1.0 units
  • student's advisory committee may require up to two additional one-term graduate level courses if necessary for research area
  • thesis (2.0 unit weight)
  • in addition, students must complete two program milestones:
    • comprehensive examination
    • research plan - oral presentation December of 2nd year

4 years - 12 terms of full-time enrollment

6 years - 18 terms of part-time enrollment

Graduate Diploma in Planning (GDip)
  • one obligatory one-term course: PLAN 700 (0.5 unit)
  • three elective one-term graduate courses drawn from an approved list of 600 and 700-level PLAN courses (1.5 units)

1.3 years - 4 terms of part-time enrollment

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