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Global and Comparative Urban Planning Governance

24 months
33245 USD/year
33245 USD/year
18143 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Urban School of Sciences Po (Paris) and the Urban Planning Department at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), two of the most highly rated programs in urbanism, policies, governance and urban planning in the world, are launching the new dual Global and Comparative Urban Planning Governance program.


Program Description

The Global and Comparative Urban Planning Governance program of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a world class, cutting-edge program, building on the strengths of both programs and the specialized training offered by each.

The Urban School of Sciences Po is renowned for its emphasis on the comparative and critical governance of the metropolis in different parts of the world, political economy, the political sociology of urban policies and their instruments, political protest and participation, planning and the social/ ethnic transformations of cities. It deploys an interdisciplinary social science approach to urban change, climate crisis, urban policies, digital cities, and citizen’s participation.

The Urban Planning Department at UCLA offers rigorous training in a wide array of areas of concentration, including community development, housing, transportation, urban design and development, regional and international development and environmental analysis and policy. A hallmark of UCLA’s program is its deep commitment to social, environmental and racial justice, democratized planning, inclusivity, and the integration of practice and research.


The UCLA – Sciences Po Dual Degree provides access to stimulating career paths in the US and France but also, thanks to a strong comparative and critical approach, in America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. They will be prepared to take on jobs in the public sector, nonprofits and NGOs, research organizations, and private planning, consulting, and development firms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Microeconomics for Urban Planning
  • Law and Quality of Urban Life
  • Quantitative Analysis in Urban Planning
  • Planning History and Theory
  • Visual Communication Skills
  • Theories of Regional Economic Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits

Quarter Units


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 3.5 overall GPA in undergraduate coursework, or an international equivalent
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Undergraduate coursework in microeconomics, statistics and college algebra is highly recommended
  • Previous experience in planning, a planning-related field or community development is recommended
  • The GRE is currently optional
  • International applicants whose first language is not English must certify their proficiency in English when applying to UCLA
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal History Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33245 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33245 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33245 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33245 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    18143 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18143 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Beverly Hills

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


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