Monday, February 28, 2011

Master in Urban Planning (MUP) in Harvard University

A two-year enrollment of roughly 60 students and a core, interdisciplinary faculty of scholars and practitioners generate an intimate, engaged educational atmosphere in which students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for leadership positions in their future professional careers. Graduates of the program work in local city planning departments, state and national agencies, private consulting firms, not-for-profit organizations, development companies, and other public and private institutions in the United States and internationally.
Core courses provide students with fundamental knowledge and technical skills used by urban planners to generate, evaluate, and implement ideas, plans, and projects. Studio offerings encourage students, individually or as members of collaborative teams, to think creatively and apply interdisciplinary, problem-solving methods to United States and international planning issues and projects. Elective courses satisfy faculty-supervised areas of concentration in housing and neighborhood development, real estate and urban development, transportation and infrastructure, urban design, or in an area specially crafted by a student and faculty member. Students may choose to write a thesis in their fourth and final term.
The MUP degree program also allows students to take full advantage of curricular offerings of the GSD's other degree programs, in urban design, landscape architecture, and architecture. Indeed, some students pursue the MUP degree concurrently with these other GSD degrees.
The MUP degree program also draws upon the significant resources of the rest of Harvard University. The program shares two professorships with the Kennedy School of Government and administers a joint degree program with the Law School. Students often cross-register in courses offered by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Kennedy School, the Business School, the Law School, and the School of Public Health. Students also cross-register in courses offered by the neighboring Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Harvard University, by sandcastlematt
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