The MS in Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) trains students to work as urban planners in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in planning and policy while allowing students to develop substantial expertise in one of four focus areas: Urban Design and Physical Planning; Urban Analytics; Urban Sustainability and Resilience; and Urban Development Policy and Planning.
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- Research — Students collaborate with faculty on groundbreaking, use-inspired research in class and in our research centers—The Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, the Resilient Cities Lab, The Social Impact Lab, and the Boston Area Research Initiative.
- Capstone — Students are required to complete a Capstone, a semester-long project that requires student teams to work in partnership with local, state, or federal agencies or nonprofit institutions, to assess an urban or regional problem, produce a thorough policy analysis, and recommend solutions to the client.
- Opportunities Abroad — Students can participate in a one-semester exchange program with the Universiteit van Amsterdam’s Urban Studies Research Master’s Program or KU Leuven. This is an academic, research-oriented program that will be complementary to our professionally-focused Urban Planning and Policy program.