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Requirements for Award of Degree

  • A candidate will be recommended for the MUP degree upon satisfactory completion of 80 units, normally completed as 20 units of required and elective courses each term. Lecture and seminar courses are usually four units, studios are usually eight units.
  • Over the two years, students must take 28 units of core studio and required lecture courses, 12 units satisfying three Methods Requirements (Analytic Methods, Economic Methods, and Implementation Methods), 12 units satisfying one of the Areas of Concentration, and one 8-unit studio option.
  • Students complete the remainder of the program with elective courses and, if they choose, a fourth studio option or independent thesis.

The most current degree requirements are on the Information for Current Students Page.

At the beginning of each year, students are assigned a faculty advisor with whom they discuss curricular schedules and other academic matters. Concurrent and joint degree students must consult the rules governing such programs for additional information on curricular requirements.

Required Academic Schedule

First Term
8 units GSD 1121 First Term Core Urban Planning Studio
4 units GSD 2129 Spatial Analysis and Representation
4 units GSD 4115 History and Theory of Urban Interventions
4 units Courses satisfying Methods Requirements, Area of Concentration Requirement, and/or electives

Second Term
8 units GSD 1122 Second Term Core Urban Planning Studio
4 units GSD 5103 Public and Private Development
8 units Courses satisfying Methods Requirements, Area of Concentration Requirements, and/or electives

Third Term
8 units Studio option or elective courses
12 units Courses satisfying Methods Requirements, Area of Concentration Requirements, Thesis Preparation, and/or electives

Fourth Term
8 units Studio option or Independent Thesis or elective courses
12 units Courses satisfying Methods Requirements, Area of Concentration Requirements, and/or electives

Residence
Four terms of full-time study in residence are normally required for award of the degree. Under special circumstances, students may receive permission to reduce their course loads and extend their studies over a longer period of time. Concurrent and joint degree candidates must consult the rules governing concurrent and joint degrees for information on residency requirements.

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