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About

The Master of City Planning at Boston University’s Metropolitan College prepares students for a wide variety of professional roles in urban planning and management, including as city planners, research analysts, and policy experts in federal, state, and local governments; nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations; corporations; and research institutions.

Overview

Key facts

During the course of their study, City Planning students at Boston University can specialize in an array of complex issues and policy areas that include: environmental sustainability, land use, housing, and community development; infrastructure planning; public finance, transportation planning; energy, climate, and urban design. The MCP is a professional graduate degree intended for those pursuing careers in planning-related fields, and can be completed within three semesters of full-time study.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and apply knowledge of the history and theory of urban and regional development, the structure and functions of urban systems, local and national policy-making processes, and the role of planning to create sustainable outcomes.
  • Explain and assess the economic, environmental, political, social, and equity issues inherent in policy work and planning practice.
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative research skills to theory-building, data-gathering and analysis, and planning and policy-making processes.
  • Create relevant policy and planning solutions that incorporate the diverse perspectives of various stakeholders, including those of minority and disadvantaged communities.
  • Mediate and communicate effectively in public (community) and policy settings.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History, Theory, and Planning Practice
  • Mixed Research Methods
  • Urban Economics
  • Planning and the Development Process
  • Urban Studies Capstone

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

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Other requirements

General requirements

National

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement
  • A current résumé
  • Transcript(s) from each college and graduate school attended.
  • A nonrefundable application fee ($85 for masters degree application

International

  • International Student Data Form
  • Authorized financial statement from a bank (original, shown in U.S. dollars)
  • Copy of current I-20 and I-94, both sides (if applicable)
  • Letter of financial support from a sponsor (firm, government, parents, etc.)
  • Notarized English translations of all documents not in English

Tuition Fee

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    61050 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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