Dual Master of Urban Planning and Master of Arts in American Studies
This program combines the two-year Master of Urban Planning degree and the two-year Master of Arts degree in American Studies into a two and half year program. This 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.
Admission to Graduate Studies
An applicant seeking to pursue graduate study in the College may be admitted as either a degree-seeking or non-degree seeking student. Policies and procedures of Graduate Studies govern the process of Graduate admission. These may be found in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.
Please consult the Departments & Programs section of the online catalog for information regarding program-specific admissions criteria and requirements. Special admissions requirements pertain to Interdisciplinary Studies degrees, which may be found in the Graduate Studies section of the online catalog.
Admission to the Dual M.A./M.U.P.
Students seeking admission to the dual degree must meet the admission requirements for both programs. Please see the American Studies and Urban Planning websites for their respective admission requirements.
Eligibility criteria for admission follow Graduate Studies' admission policy. To be considered for admission, a student must hold a bachelor's degree.
Non-native speakers of English must meet Graduate Studies' English proficiency requirements.
M.U.P. Degree Requirements
The M.U.P portion of the dual degree requires 36 credit hours.
|Code ||Title ||Hours |
|Urban Economic Theory and Analysis|
|Planning Law and Institutions|
|Foundations of Compassionate Critical Thinking|
|Applied Data and Spatial Analysis|
|Politics and Public Management|
|Equity, Justice, and American Cities|
|Climate Change and Hazards Planning|
|History and Theory of Planning|
M.A. in American Studies Degree Requirements
The American Studies M.A. portion of the dual degree requires 24 credit hours.
|Code ||Title ||Hours |
|Introduction to American Studies|
|Research Methods in American Studies|
If a student decides to complete only the M.A. or M.U.P. and withdraw from the other program, they must complete all requirements for the stand-alone degree.
Course Level Requirement
Students pursuing a dual M.U.P. and M.A. in American Studies must take 50% or more of their coursework at the 700 level or above. Core courses and thesis hours (if applicable) count toward this requirement.