We aim to design and create cities, infrastructure, and public services that are sustainable, affordable, enjoyable, and accessible to all.
Wisely and successfully intervening in the public realm, whether locally, nationally, or globally, is a challenge. Our urban future is complex and rapidly changing. Resource scarcity and conflict, technological innovation, retrofitting of existing built environments, and social empowerment will alter the ways in which planning has conventionally been carried out. We believe the planning academy has a special responsibility to always address social justice, equity, and ethics; to teach and research means of public participation, collective decision making, and advocacy; and to focus on reforming institutions, urban governance, policy and planning practices to make these goals possible.
The two-year Master of City Planning program at University of California, Berkeley comprises a solid core of knowledge in the field of city and regional planning, including history and theory, planning methods, urban economics, and urban institutions analysis. The program offers the opportunity to specialize in one of four concentration areas: Environmental Planning and Healthy Cities; Housing, Community and Economic Development; Transportation Policy and Planning; and Urban Design.
- 48 units of in-residence coursework or 36 units in concurrent/dual degree programs
- Successful completion of the core curriculum
- Courses in at least one concentration area
- A capstone project consisting of either a client report, a professional report, or a master's thesis
- 24 months
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DisciplinesArchitecture Civil Engineering & Construction Urban Planning View 278 other Masters in Urban Planning in United States
- a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution;
- a satisfactory scholastic average, usually a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale; and
- enough undergraduate training to do graduate work in your chosen field.
International26544 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13272 USD per semester during 24 months.
National26544 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13272 USD per semester during 24 months.
In-State11442 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5721 USD per semester during 24 months.
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