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The Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) degree offers professional education in the planning field. Graduates may eventually apply their professional skills in various government agencies, private enterprises, or nonprofit organizations within a variety of subject areas.

Graduate education at Michigan emphasizes the development of students' abilities to analyze, evaluate, integrate, and apply critical thinking in interdisciplinary planning processes. The course of study normally requires two years (four terms/full-time) for completion.

The Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) degree, which is formally accredited through the American Planning Association and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, takes a broad view of the scope of urban and regional planning. The core courses, about one-third of the credits, provide background for all areas of planning.


Students choose to concentrate their studies in such areas as:

  • Land Use and Environmental Planning
  • Housing, Community, and Economic Development
  • Global and Comparative Planning
  • Physical Planning and Design
  • Transportation Planning

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