Master of Urban Planning and Master of Arts in Geography

Joint Degree for Master of Arts in Geography and Master of Urban Planning

Urban planning is a professional field that addresses the health, welfare and sustainability of our cities, towns and regions. Planners are problem-solvers. They deal with both short- and long-range planning projects at scales from small to large. Planners seek to enhance overall quality of life by addressing aspects of communities such as housing, land use, transportation, and responsible development that preserves the natural environment. KU's Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) is an accredited, professional degree that prepares students to excel in planning practice. It is the normal academic qualification for planning and planning-related positions. Our graduates pursue careers in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

The MA in Geography program develops a concentration in preparation for a career or further study. The student takes courses in several areas of the discipline. Our faculty are integral to graduate studies and have expertise in Human and Cultural Studies with a particular emphasis on Place, Economic Geography, Health and Diaspora, Environmental Policy, Borders and Border Conflicts, and more. Learn more about our faculty on our website.