Master of Urban & Regional Planning

Portland State University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Completion: two-year, 72 credits
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The Master of Urban and Regional Planning is a two-year, 72 credit professional degree program designed for those interested in working as professional planners. The curriculum includes a 46-credit core that focuses on the history and theory of planning as a field, plan implementation, analytical methods (including Geographic Information Systems [GIS]), and the dynamics of metropolitan development.

MURP students have the opportunity to customize their education to meet particular scholastic and professional objectives. Each student may specialize in one field, and five specializations are available to MURP students: Community Development; Economic Development; Environment; Land Use; Transportation.

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