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Master of Urban Planning and Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies

This program leads to the Bachelor of Arts in architectural studies and the Master of Urban Planning; it combines 6 years into 5 years of study. A total of 154 credit hours is required, composed of 39 hours in urban planning and 115 hours in architectural studies.

Students wishing to pursue this option must apply during the third year of study. Students must meet all the required courses for the bachelor degree and have a minimum 3.25 grade-point average. In the fourth year of undergraduate study, a student takes the same courses as a first-year graduate student. The student may submit Graduate Record Examination scores during the junior year but must submit GRE test results in the senior year. If the student has completed all first-year planning courses and been accepted for admission by the end of the fourth year of study, the student officially enters the graduate program to pursue the second year of study toward the completion of the Master of Urban Planning degree.

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Master of Urban Planning and Master of Architecture

This joint degree combines in a 4-year program the normal 2-year M.U.P. degree and the 3-year M.Arch. degree, both offered through the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. The program is intended for students interested in careers in urban design. A total of 133 credit hours is required, comprising 39 hours in urban planning and 94 hours in architecture.

Applicants must meet admission requirements of both the Department of Architecture and the Department of Urban Planning. Students pursuing the M.Arch. may apply to the joint degree program during, but not after, the second year of study. Students pursuing the M.U.P. may apply to the joint degree program during, but not after, the first year of study.

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Master of Urban Planning and M.A. in American Studies

This joint degree combines in a 2½-year program the normal 2-year M.U.P. degree offered through the School of Architecture, Design and Planning and the normal 1-year M.A. degree in American studies offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program is designed for students interested in careers in policy planning and research involving the arts, social planning, cultural activities and facilities, and historic preservation.

Contact the Department of American Studies or the Department of Urban Planning for information about degree requirements.

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Master of Urban Planning and M.A. in Geography

This joint degree combines in a 3-year program the 2-year M.U.P. degree offered through the School of Architecture, Design and Planning and the normal 1½-year M.A. degree in geography offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program is designed for students interested in careers in policy planning and research involving GIS cartography, environmental planning, and land use planning.

Contact the Department of Geography or the Department of Urban Planning for information about degree requirements.

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Master of Urban Planning and Master of Public Administration

This joint degree combines in a 3-year program the M.U.P. degree offered in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning and the Master of Public Administration degree offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The program is intended for students interested in careers in urban policy planning and urban management.

Contact the Department of Public Administration or the Department of Urban Planning for information about degree requirements.

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Master of Urban Planning and Juris Doctor

The joint Juris Doctor/Master of Urban Planning program is open to those who have earned baccalaureate degrees and whose undergraduate records indicate that they have the capacity to complete the law and urban planning programs. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the School of Law and of the Department of Urban Planning. Applicants should apply and be admitted to each school separately before they enter the first year of the program. The Law School Admission Test is the required entrance examination for the law school; the Graduate Record Examination is required for the Department of Urban Planning. A student who decides to enter the program while enrolled in the first year of the J.D. or M.U.P. curriculum must obtain approval from the School of Law and the Department of Urban Planning as soon as possible. No student may enter the joint degree program after completing more than 4 full semesters in the law school or 3 full semesters in the Department of Urban Planning.

A total of 115 credit hours is required for the joint degree, comprising 39 hours in urban planning and 76 hours in law. The joint degree program can be completed in 4 years. To pursue the degrees separately would require 5 years. For information on the combined program, consult the School of Law and the Department of Urban Planning.

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