A coordinated degree program has been designed to allow students to obtain both the Master of Public Administration and the Master of Urban Planning degrees concurrently.
This program is intended to combine professional training in planning with applied administrative and managerial skills. The MPA/MUP requirements are described later in this section.
Credits and Courses
This program allows students to complete master’s degrees in Public Administration and in Urban Planning concurrently. The coordinated degree requires 42-45 credits of required courses and completion of a concentration in Public Administration (18 credits). However, because some courses completed for the core requirements of the MUP also may count toward the MPA concentration, students may complete the dual degree with a minimum of 54-57 credits. The total number of credits will depend on the student’s track and choice of concentration in public administration.
Required Courses in Urban Planning (27 credits)
|Introduction to Land Use Planning
|Introduction to Planning Law
|Planning Theories and Practice
|Urban Development Theory and Planning
|Applied Planning Methods
|Data Analysis Methods I
|Planning Policy Analysis
|Applied Planning Workshop
|Select one of the following:
|Introduction to Urban Design and Physical Planning
|Introduction to Urban Geographic Information Systems for Planning
|Urban Design as Public Policy
Required Courses in Public Administration (18 credits)
|BUS ADM 738
|Human Resource Management
|Budgeting and Finance in the Public Sector
|POL SCI 763
|Scope and Dynamics of Public Administration
|PUB ADM 921
|Public Service Administrative Internship 1
|or URBPLAN 991
|Legislative/Administrative Agency Internship
|PUB ADM 959
|Capstone Seminar in Public Administration
|Select one seminar in organizational management and leadership from the following:
|Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion
|Managerial Decisions and Negotiations
The internship requirement will be waived for students with significant public sector work experience.
Concentration Requirement (18 credits)
Completion of all the requirements for one of the concentrations in Public Administration. A maximum of six credits of MUP core courses may be used as electives in the MPA concentrations.