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Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (Joint Degree), M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #139 (WUR) Medford, MA, United States
The M.A. program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders ‘practical visionaries’ who will contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable communities.

Overview

A joint degree consists of one master's degree awarded by two graduate departments when a student meets the core master's requirements of both departments. Departments participating in joint degree programs with UEP are:

  • Biology (M.S.)
  • Economics (M.S.)
  • Child Study and Human Development (M.A.)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cities in Space, Place and Time
  • Public Policy and Planning
  • Housing Policy
  • Fundamentals of US Agriculture
  • Corporate Management of Environmental Issues
  • Community Economic Development
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Green Urban Design
  • Advanced GIS
  • Social Welfare Policy

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Application Fee - The application fee of $75 is payable through the online application by credit card or e-check (drawn on a US bank).
  • Academic Records 
  • Letters of Recommendation 
  • Personal Statement - You are required to upload a personal statement describing your reasons for wanting to pursue graduate study at Tufts. Please limit your personal statement to a maximum of five pages.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 
  • Additional Requirements - Applicants to the graduate program are expected to have a degree at the level of Bachelor or Master in chemical engineering. Requirements include a basic knowledge of physics and calculus, particularly differential equations. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36988 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36988 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    36988 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36988 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Medford

  • 1458 - 3020 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Undegraduate Students:

  • Depending on your eligibility, you may borrow a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan in amounts up to $3500 in the first year, $4500 in the second year, and $5500 in each of the third and fourth years.
  • Tufts Loans are need-based, institutional undergraduate loans which range from $500 to $2,000.
  • Subsidized Perkins Loans loans cannot exceed $4,000 per year for undergraduate study, and $20,000 for all years of undergraduate study.

Graduate Students:

  • This federal loan is available to students who are U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking or certificate program. Unsubsidized means that all interest charges for this loan are your responsibility.

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