Urban Planning Curriculum
Each student is required to complete 48 credit hours, which normally involves four semesters of full-time study. The usual course load is 12 hours per semester; the Graduate School has set a maximum of 16 hours in any semester. Some students attend part-time and of course take longer to get their degrees. All requirements must be completed within a seven-year period.
A student may be exempted from certain required courses by providing evidence satisfactory to the appropriate faculty member and Program Chair that he or she has taken equivalent coursework previously or acquired equivalent knowledge through on-the-job experience. Upon exemption, the student may substitute approved electives to make up the 48 hours required for the degree. Exemptions from the following courses are not permitted because they are deemed essential for acculturation in the planning profession: UBPL 763, UBPL 815 and UBPL 850.