UPPP's community includes graduate students who have completed undergraduate degrees in wide ranging areas of social science, humanities, engineering, and biological and physical science. Many have decided to pursue their graduate degrees after gaining professional experience in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to planning, policy, and design.
The doctoral program trains scholars in the analysis of social problems related to the built, natural, and institutional environments, for employment in a range of activities, from university teaching and research, to administrative and research-oriented positions in governmental agencies, international organizations, nonprofit organizations, and private consulting practice. Typical time to degree is six years.
The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program is a two-year, professional degree program that provides training for highly motivated and talented individuals to become leaders at the local, state, national and international level in the development and management of policies that lead to a more productive public sector, a more productive private sector, and more vibrant communities.
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) professional degree program prepares students for future success in urban and regional planning and related career fields. If you are curious, thoughtful, socially responsible, and wish to make an impact, today and in the future, join us in our mission: “developing equitable, sustainable, empowered communities.”
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