Concentration and Planning Studios
Students must select 16 units in a concentration from one of the five concentrations in the planning program. Students are required to complete the gateway course and methodology course related to their concentration as part of their preparation for their comprehensive examination. The student's concentration must contain a 4-unit methodology course, a 4-unit gateway course and 8 other units. See further details on the concentrations in the Master of Planning section of the catalogue.
Students will complete a total of 8 units of domestic or international planning studios under PPD 531L (4) to satisfy this requirement.
Dual degree students, like all other MPl students, must take a comprehensive examination and fulfill an internship requirement. Students will take 200 hours of planning internship placement in addition to 2 units in PM 596 and 2 units in PM 597 . See below for further internship details for this dual degree.
All students admitted into the dual degree program must complete all requirements for each program.
Students in the dual degree may substitute two MPl core courses with PM courses. PPD 525 may be substituted with PM 510 and PPD 526 may be substituted with PM 563 . Students enrolled in the dual degree are not required to take PPD 525 (as opposed to the stand alone MPl degree students) because they develop the necessary proficiencies in statistics in PM 510 , which provides them the opportunity to learn biostatistics, health statistics and the application of statistics necessary for success in this dual degree and for their future career. Dual degree students are not required to take PPD 526 and may take PM 563 as this course covers global health and international issues and will provide students with the information needed for success in their career.
Students may substitute 4 units of the health promotion track electives with relevant courses from the Price School of Public Policy. Relevant courses would include PPDE 630 Community Health Planning , PPD 511 , PPD 513 , and PPD 514 .
In addition, for PM 596 , students complete an internship specific to meet the competencies of the health promotion track. Dual degree students would enroll in this 2-unit course and complete a 150-hour placement. The other 150 hours would be waived because students will spend 200 hours during their planning internship, acquiring additional relevant practical experience. (Note: This is consistent with the established dual degree programs with medicine, pharmacy, social work and clinical psychology).
The skeleton curriculum is described by these requirements. In fact, students will tend to take additional courses specific to their planning concentration and will enroll in additional units.