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UCLA Luskin’s Department of Urban Planning is at the intersection of unique academic, regional, geographic, and professional resources that creates a learning environment unlike any other. Los Angeles, one of the most culturally diverse and exciting urban settings in the world, serves as a unique laboratory for faculty and students to study and solve urban issues and problems. The world-class faculty in the department—nationally and internationally recognized scholars and leaders in community development, environmental planning, housing, land development, regional and international development, transportation, and urban design—prepare master’s and doctoral degree students to address the social, economic, and spatial relationships that shape society.
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) is a full-time two-year degree program that is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, a joint undertaking of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Approximately 70 new students enroll in the program each fall.
Students must complete a minimum of 72 units of coursework divided into two main areas: core courses and area of concentration courses.
Students are also expected to complete 300 hours of fieldwork and a capstone project. The capstone project may take one of three forms:
Our graduates hold leadership roles in Southern California and around the world. Our change agents work in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. They share a passion to affect lives and the expertise to turn that passion into a reality. Our graduates work on every aspect of planning and in every corner of the globe, including: