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M.Sc. On Campus

Urban Planning and Community Development

12 months
Duration
36880 USD/year
36880 USD/year
18894 USD/year
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About

University of Massachusetts Boston's Urban Planning and Community Development master's program is designed to make you an expert in the theory and practice of planning urban spaces and economies.

Overview

The Urban Planning and Community Development program from University of Massachusetts Boston brings together the expertise of faculty from several colleges within the university and builds upon decades of research and community engagement by the university’s institutes and centers, which collectively focus on the metropolitan area’s diverse population, governance, and its built and natural environments. 

In addition, the program takes advantage of partnerships with community-based organizations to promote economic development, affordable housing, and small business development, with a deliberate agenda to address social and environmental inequity and serve the needs and interests of underrepresented communities.

What You Can Take

  • Students take core courses in the foundations of planning, cities, and urban economies gaining an understanding of human settlements drawing from concepts and theories from social and environmental sciences. 
  • Students complete method and technique courses in quantitative and qualitative research methods and geographic and management information systems. Students choose a concentration (Environmental Planning or Community Development) and complete 5 courses within their area of concentration. All students complete a capstone Design Studio rounding out the 48 credit hours required for the degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Theory of Planning
  • Urban Economics and the Environment
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Master Planning
  • Land Use Controls
  • The Urban Development Process

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.25

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Test Scores: None (International applicants must demonstrate language proficiency)
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2
  • Other: 3.25 undergraduate GPA and Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    36880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18440 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    18894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9447 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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