Prerequisites for the specialization
Students who do not have an undergraduate or graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning (or its equivalent) will be required to complete three prerequisite courses before undertaking this specialization:
1) PP&D 202 - History of Urban Planning
2) PP&D 203 - Theories of Planning
3) One other substantive elective chosen in consultation with their advisor (e.g., land use, housing, transportation, regional development, etc.).
Requirements for the specialization
Students who have completed these three prerequisite courses and students entering with a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning (or its equivalent i.e. Master of Arts, City Planning) fulfill the requirements for the specialization in Urban and Regional Planning by taking the following course:
PP&D 293 - Research Practicum (4). Through reading, discussion, and review of existing research proposals, and implementation of preliminary work for dissertation research, students enhance their knowledge of research design and methods, as well as develop skills to write a proposal for dissertation funding.