Planning and Development

The Planning and Development concentration uses the broader contexts of policy, management and finance to prepare students with the critical thinking they need to succeed in urban design, land use, economic and community development, housing, and environmental and infrastructure planning.


Graduates typically secure jobs in such organizations as the UN, USAID, the World Bank, local and state housing agencies and non-profit organizations that assist the homeless.


Course Requirements

Total Core Hours: 18 Credit Hours

Capstone Courses*

Total Capstone Hours: 6 Credit Hours

Note: * These courses fulfill the Culminating Experience requirement in the M.P.A. program.



Planning and Development Concentration

This concentration is intended for students with a professional interest in urban planning, economic development, and community development.


Required Courses

Total Concentration Hours: 12 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 36 Credit Hours