Urban Studies + Planning

The longest-running continuous planning program in the United States, repeatedly ranked #1 in the nation, the Department of Urban Studies and Planning has the largest planning faculty in the United States, possibly in the world, with unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise. It offers graduate and undergraduate degrees, non-degree-granting programs, and a five-year SB/MCP program. Its four areas of specialization are:

Three cross-cutting areas of study are also offered, in Multi-Regional Systems Planning, Transportation Systems Planning and in Urban Information Systems.

A focus on the development of practice-related skills is central to the department's mission: students work with community organizations, government agencies or private firms under direction of faculty members involved in field-based projects.