UPPP Syllabi

Each course has a sample syllabus for when the course was taught in the past, since readings may change but the course usually stays the same. If a syllabus isn't available for a course, the course is new and the syllabus will be available when the class begins. Since the Ph.D. curriculum is undergoing revision, not all Ph.D. courses are listed at this time.

Master of Urban & Regional Planning Required Courses

Core Courses:

Law Course Menu (choose one):

Methods Course Menu (choose one):

PP&D 215: Analytical Methods for Planning
PP&D 220: Qualitative Methods: Field Work & Data Collection
PP&D 223: Regional Analysis (instructor posts first page)
PP&D 228: Demographics for Planners
PP&D 235: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Planners


Urban Settlements Course Menu (choose one):

Capstone Exit Requirement Choices (choose one):

1.  Professional Report:

PP&D 292: Professional Report Seminar
PP&D 299: Independent Study-Professional Report

2. Planning Practicum Series:

3. Master’s Thesis:

PP&D 297: Research Design
PP&D 299: Independent Study-Thesis

4. Comprehensive Exam:

PP&D 299: Independent Study-Exam

Ph.D. Required Courses


PP&D 212: Transportation Planning
PP&D 221: Public Policy
PP&D 224: Environmental Politics
PP&D 228: Demographics Planning and Policy
PP&D 231: Transportation and Environment
PP&D 235: GIS & Problem Solving
PP&D 239: Urban Design Theories and Application
PP&D 241: Health Policy and Promotion
(crosslisted as PUBHLTH 221)
PP&D 243: Health Policy and Management
PP&D 245: Urban Security
PP&D 251: Poverty and Planning in Developing Countries
PP&D 260: Grant Writing for Community Planning and Development
PP&D 261: Theory Development
PP&D 270: Environmental Ethics
PP&D 282: Urban Design Studio for Planners - An Introduction
PP&D 283: Collaborative Government

PP&D 284: Public Policy Theory