The Master of Science in Sustainable Urban Management (MSSUM) is an accelerated graduate program that addresses the global challenges of sustainable development. Designed to be completed in one-year, the degree provides urban professionals working in a variety of fields with the knowledge and skills essential for understanding the multiplicity of inter-related urban systems and crafting the necessary policy interventions that facilitate the creation of sustainable, healthy, safe, and resilient communities.
With urban populations booming we need leaders, professionals, and policy makers who have a deep understanding of the complex relationships between urbanization and sustainable development. Students will graduate with the skills essential to balancing the needs of economic development, environment protection and social inclusion in the evolving 21st century city.
MSSUM Program Features:
- 32-credit, 9-month in residency program
- Choice between three primary area of study concentration in addition to the core curriculum:
- Regional systems and informatics
- Energy and the environment
- Governance and community
- Year-long capstone project
- Professional development and networking opportunities with leaders in the field of sustainable urban management
The program is housed within the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The University of Illinois has a long and rich history in the training of professionals working on urban and regional policy issues, dating back to 1913. At that time, only the University of Illinois and Harvard University offered courses in urban planning. Today, The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, 5th Edition, ranks Illinois among the top programs in the U.S. and the leading planning program in the Midwest.
The future of our cities depends on you – start creating more sustainable places today! Join us and become a leader in the field of sustainable urban management.
Apply by the March 15th deadline for Fall 2018.