SJSU's Masters of Urban Planning and certificate programs accepting applications for the Spring 2014 semester!

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SJSU's Masters of Urban Planning and certificate programs are accepting applications for the Spring 2014 semester until September 30!

Are you interested in making cities, towns, and regions more environmentally sustainable, economically vibrant, equitable, and beautiful places to live? Then consider beginning a Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree or a certificate in urban planning in Spring 2014 at San Jose State University. The university is located in San Jose, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

In addition to the MUP program, we offer graduate certificate programs in 4 areas:

- Applications of Technology in Planning

- Community Design and Development

- Real Estate Development

- Transportation and Land Use Planning

Benefits of studying at SJSU include the flexibility to complete the MUP degree or certificates either as a part-time or full-time student, affordable tuition, many opportunities to work directly with local communities as part of required and elective coursework, and research assistant positions with faculty. Alumni pursue careers with a wide variety of employers, from government agencies at all levels (local to national), to the nonprofit advocacy sector, to private consulting firms, to real estate development firms. As a testament to the success of the department’s students, our graduates won the national American Planning Association Student Planner Leadership award in both 2009 and 2010.

More information about the department and its programs can be found at the following websites:

- Description of the MUP and certificate program requirements:
http://www.sjsu.edu/urbanplanning/programs/index.html

- Admissions information:
http://www.sjsu.edu/urbanplanning/admissions/index.html

- Samples of the community planning reports produced by MUP classes:
http://www.sjsu.edu/urbanplanning/communityplanning/index.html

- Syllabi for courses offered in recent years:
http://www.sjsu.edu/urbanplanning/courses/index.html

If you have questions about the programs or admissions process, please contact the Admissions Director, Dr. Hilary Nixon (hilary.nixon@sjsu.edu; 408-924-5852).

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