Oct 18, 2021  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Urban Planning/Master of Public Administration (MUP/MPA)

The Master of Urban Planning/Master of Public Administration dual degree program is designed for the study of the relationships between planning and public administration. Administrative skills, budgeting and fiscal analysis, a knowledge of operations services of local governments, and formulation and conduct of planning operations within the context of municipal management are required. This dual degree program normally requires five semesters in residence.


Requirements for completion of the dual degree program are 64 units, including 32 units in public administration (including 8 units of management and analytic electives) and 32 units in urban planning.


Students select one management elective (4 units) and one analytic elective (4 units) for a total of 8 units. Please see the Master of Public Administration for course options.


There are six concentrations available in the Master of Urban Planning program. They are as follows: Arts and Culture, Design of the Built Environment, Environmental Planning and Analysis, Housing and Real Estate Development, Economic Development, and Mobility and Transportation Planning. Students must select a concentration gateway and methodology course (4 units each, 8 units total). Please see the Master of Urban Planning section of the catalogue for the concentration descriptions and course lists.