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Urban Planning/Public Administration Joint Degree

This program combines into 69 credit hours the normal coursework required for the Master of Urban Planning (48 credit hours) and the Master of Public Administration (37 credit hours). A student pursuing the degrees separately would require four years of coursework. The joint degree requires three years to complete, including summers. Admission to the Master of Public Administration program is very limited and only occurs in the Summer semester. See also Public Administration.

Joint degree with Public Administration leading to the Master of Public Administration and Master of Urban Planning

1st Year: Urban Planning
Course Hours
Fall Semester UBPL 741* Quantitative Methods I 3
UBPL 815 History and Theory of the Planning Process 3
UBPL Course Concentration Theory 3
*MPA-MUP Plan - UBPL 741 substitutes for PUAD 836
Spring Semester UBPL 705 Economic Analysis for Planners 3
UBPL 736 Planning Institutions 3
UBPL 742 Quantitative Methods II 3
UBPL Course Concentration Course or Elective 3
2nd Year: Urban Planning
Fall Semester UBPL 850 Urban and Regional Theory 3
UBPL Course Concentration Course  or Elective 3
UBPL Course Concentration Course or Elective 3
Spring Semester UBPL 763 Professional Practice 3
UBPL Course Implementation Seminar in Area of Concentration 3
UBPL Course Concentration Course or Elective 3
3rd Year: Public Administration
Summer Semester PUAD 841 Role, Context, and Ethics of Public Administration 3
PUAD 845 Public Management and Organizational Analysis 3
Fall Semester PUAD 831 Public Administration Practicum 1
PUAD 834 Human Resource Management 3
PUAD 845 Public Management and Organizational Analysis 3
PUAD 835 Public Finance 3
Spring Semester PUAD 837 Budget and Policy Analysis 3
PUAD 842 Law and Administration 3
PUAD 825 Urban Politics and Administration 3
4th Year: Public Administration
Fall Semester PUAD 894 Professional Development Seminar I 3
Spring Semester PUAD 895 Professional Development Seminar II 3
Total MUP Hours (39 Hours Required for PAB Accreditation) - 9 Hour Reduction 39
Total PUAD Hours - 3 Hour Reduction 31
Total Hours 70

Although UBPL 705 (Economic Analysis for Planners) may cover some of the same topics in PUAD 835 (Public Finance), planning students need economics at this stage of their education to take UBPL 850 (Urban and Regional Theory) and to take their comprehensive exams.


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