BA/BS-MS Urban Planning and Community Development

What You Can Do with a Master’s in Urban Planning and Community Development

An MS in urban planning and community development is the entry-level degree for professional planners. This is a professional degree centered on the integration of theory and practice. Alumni of this program work with local and state governments, environmental agencies and nonprofits, and within the private sector. Jobs include project leadership and management in areas of coastal zone management, urban housing and climate change impacts, climate risk management planning, and environmentally sustainable and equitable economic development.

What You Can Take

You will follow the undergraduate degree requirements for your major, however, in what would be your senior year you will transition to taking graduate courses. In your last year of your master’s you will complete your Master’s Design Studio project.

NOTE - this program will begin in fall 2019 pending approval

Program Contact

Prof. Alan Christian (; 617.287.6639)