Oct 19, 2019  
USC Catalogue 2019-2020 
    
USC Catalogue 2019-2020

Master of Landscape Architecture/Master of Urban Planning (MLArch/MUP)


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Qualified students who are admitted to the Master of Landscape Architecture program in the School of Architecture and to the graduate program in the USC Price School of Public Policy may complete both degrees in a highly integrated five-seven semester program.

Completion of the dual degree requires 26 units of courses in urban planning, 10 units of thesis and either 48 units of landscape architecture (for those students admitted with advanced placement); or 74 units of landscape architecture (for those students admitted to the three-year curriculum).

Master of Landscape Architecture (Advanced Placement)/Master of Urban Planning


Qualified students who have completed a pre-professional undergraduate degree in landscape architecture or environmental design, or a professional degree in architecture and are admitted to the graduate program in the School of Architecture with advanced placement and to the USC Price School of Public Policy may complete both degrees in a highly integrated six-semester program.

Completion of the dual degree requires 84 units, including 48 units of courses in landscape architecture, 26 units of courses in urban planning, and 10 units of Thesis.

Total units for MLArch: 58


Concentrations


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). Dual degree students do not need to take concentration electives as they will complete elective units in Economics. Please see the Master of Urban Planning section of the catalogue for the concentration descriptions and course lists.

Note:


Students in this dual degree will be waived out of PPD 528  in the MUP core as design knowledge is obtained in the ARCH urban landscape courses. Students in this dual degree will also be waived out of the planning studio requirement in the MUP as students take 12 units of ARCH studios in Landscape Architecture.

Total units for MUP: 26


Dual degree students, like all other MUP students, must fulfill the internship requirement.

Total units for dual degree: 84


Master of Landscape Architecture (Three-Year Curriculum)/Master of Urban Planning


Qualified students admitted to the Master of Landscape Architecture three-year curriculum in the School of Architecture and to the USC Price School of Public Policy may complete both degrees in a highly integrated seven-semester program.

Completion of the dual degree requires 110 units, including 74 units of courses in landscape architecture, 26 units of courses in urban planning, and 10 units of Thesis.

Electives:


4 units of elective courses taken in the School of Architecture.

*Electives must be 400-level and above.

Total units for MLArch: 84


Concentrations


There are six concentrations available in the Master of Urban Planning program: 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). Dual degree students do not need to take concentration electives as they will complete elective units in Economics. Please see the Master of Urban Planning section of the catalogue for the concentration descriptions and course lists.

Note:


Students in this dual degree will be waived out of PPD 528  in the MUP core as design knowledge is obtained in the ARCH urban landscape courses. Students in this dual degree will also be waived out of the planning studio requirement in the MUP as students take 12 units of ARCH studios in Landscape Architecture. 

Total units for MUP: 26


Dual degree students, like all other MUP students, must fulfill the internship requirement.

Total units for dual degree: 110


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