The Master of Planning/Master of Advanced Architectural Studies dual degree program facilitates highly related cross-disciplinary studies in architecture and in planning at the master's level. This program offers students interested in developing a career in urban design an opportunity to make more substantial commitments in both disciplines and to achieve a more coherent and extensive knowledge in the design of built environments and public policy. This dual degree program normally requires five semesters in residence.
Qualified students who are admitted to the graduate programs in both the School of Architecture and the USC Price School of Public Policy may complete both degrees in a highly integrated five-semester program. Such students must already possess a five-year professional degree in architecture.
Requirements for completion of the dual degree program are 72 units, including 36 units in architecture and 36 units in planning, as follows:
2-unit courses may be offered in seven-and-a-half week blocks.
Concentration Methodology: A 4-unit course selected from the concentration list shown in the Master of Planning program.
Planning Studios:PPD 531L (4, 4) to total 8 units. Students must complete 8 units of domestic or international planning studies under PPD 531L (4) to satisfy this requirement. A maximum of 12 units may be taken.
Electives: A total of 8 units of electives taken within the USC Price School of Public Policy.
Dual degree students, like all other MPl students, must take a comprehensive examination and fulfill the internship requirement.