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USC Catalogue 2018-2019 
USC Catalogue 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Master of Heritage Conservation/Master of Planning (MHC/MPl)

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The Master of Heritage Conservation/Master of Planning dual degree program facilitates highly related crossdisciplinary studies in heritage conservation and in urban planning at the master’s level. The primary objective of the dual degree curriculum is to impart to students a basic familiarity with the origins and development of the philosophies, theories, and practices of planning and heritage conservation. This curriculum has been developed so that students will graduate from this program with a broad practical knowledge of the laws, regulations, and policies that apply to planning and conservation practice in the United States and internationally. This expertise will include knowledge of urban design, public policy, and architectural and planning history and theory. Students will be expected to understand the critical methodological tools necessary for a professional engaged in the investigation, interpretation, and evaluation of the urban built environment.

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.


Requirements for completion of the dual degree program are 60 units, including 30 units in heritage conservation and 30 units in planning, as follows:

Total units: 30


Total units: 30

Additional Requirements

Concentration Methodology: Students in this program will be required to select a concentration for the Master of Planning program.

Electives: Electives must be taken within the USC School of Architecture or the Price School of Public Policy.

Degree Completion Requirements: Dual degree students, like all other MPL students, must take a comprehensive examination and fulfill the internship requirement. In addition, like all other MHC students, dual degree students will be expected to complete a thesis.

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