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A Master of Science is a master’s degree with a concentration in a discipline that is generally strong in math and science. It can open new doors in your career by displaying to the world that you have obtained a deep and thorough understanding of the focus of study.

What is a MSc in Urban Planning? This form of planning generally focuses on the strategic placement of resources and habitation within a community, as well as landscaping, territory management, mobility and regional design and urban politics. The study of those concepts can allow you to become proficient in the design and implementation of policies and ideas that will bring the most success to a neighborhood.

The benefits of a MSc in Urban Planning might include a firmer grasp on the structure of neighborhoods like the one in which you live, in-depth critical thinking skills, and strong planning abilities. Those are competencies that can serve you in your personal life as well as your professional one.

The cost of a master’s degree will vary depending upon the region and the school. An estimate of the total expense should be available at each institution.

Careers in urban planning can range from designing as an architect to politics, and everything in between. You might choose to become a landscape architect or an engineer who specializes in urban sprawl. Alternatively, you could go into government, either as an elected official or in the planning and zoning department. You might be well qualified for a position in construction, particularly in a design-build firm as a project manager. There are also options as writers and editors of architectural and design magazines and publications.

Finding a Master of Science program can be as easy as contacting your local university or seeking a program online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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8 Results in Urban Planning

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science

The restructured Master of Science in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Maste ... [+]

The restructured Master of Science in Planning is a thesis-based research program of study, which is differentiated from SCARP's accredited, professionally oriented Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) and is intended to provide learning opportunities for:

practicing professionals who want to strengthen their research skills; those with undergraduate planning degrees from accredited programs; and students (with or without a master's degree) interested in eventually doing doctoral research;

to undertake graduate-level study leading to a non-accredited, research-based master's degree.

Quick Facts Degree: Master of Science (Planning) Subject: Specialty Mode of delivery: On campus Specialization: Planning Program Components: Coursework + Options Faculty: Faculty of Applied Science School: School of Community and Regional Planning ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

The M.A. program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders – ‘practical visionaries’ – who will ... [+]

The M.A. program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders – ‘practical visionaries’ – who will contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable communities.

A joint degree consists of one master's degree awarded by two graduate departments when a student meets the core master's requirements of both departments. Students may pursue a joint degree with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering. A dual-degree option (M.A./M.S.) is also offered by the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and UEP.

Students must be accepted into both departments in order to enter the joint degree program in UEP/Engineering Joint/Dual Degree. To facilitate the admissions process, however, a single application can be submitted on the Tufts' online application system by choosing the "UEP/Engineering Joint/Dual Degree" program. The application will then be reviewed concurrently by each department according to its own review criteria. The candidate's admission to UEP is not affected by the decision of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.... [-]

USA Medford
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
The New School

The New School's Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy challenges you to develop innovative solutions for the world’s thorniest challenges, which are increasingly ... [+]

The New School is a progressive university in New York City where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Founded in 1919, the university consists of Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, and numerous renowned graduate programs. The New School’s rigorous, multidimensional approach to education gives students the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths of study for a complex and rapidly changing world.

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The Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy challenges you to develop innovative solutions for the world’s thorniest challenges, which are increasingly urban and global. The New School's community of scholars examine today’s urban policy issues in real time and design creative solutions, all while working closely with policymakers in government agencies and nonprofit organizations.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
16 - 42 months
Campus
Politecnico di Milano

This Master of Science offers an advanced academic route in designing spatial arrangements and urban policies, to transform and manage the city, territory, and environmen ... [+]

Mission and Goals

In the urban planning spectrum, on the one hand, consolidation of a series of urban management activities that require advanced interpretation and application can be identified: the development of general urban planning tools; infrastructural, housing, transport, services and environmental policies; management of complex programmes and projects. On the other hand, the demand for new urban and territorial policies that require specific professional competence is increasing.

This Master of Science offers an advanced academic route in designing spatial arrangements and urban policies, to transform and manage the city, territory, and environment.

Main Subjects

Urbanism, Urban planning and design, Urban policies, Planning theory and practice, Policy analysis, Contemporary city, Infrastructure planning and design, Energy and urban planning, Housing and neighbourhoods, Regional economics, European economics and welfare, Urban ethnography, Conflicts management, Land use ethics and the law, Smart cities and urban innovation, Techniques of urban simulation, Assessment of urban transformations.... [-]

Italy Milan
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University Of Debrecen

The objective of the program is to train urban system engineers who are capable to provide and control activities of urban planning, settlement architecture, principal ar ... [+]

The objective of the program is to train urban system engineers who are capable to provide and control activities of urban planning, settlement architecture, principal architecture and technical authorities, administrations and the communal, maintenance, organizational, services, environmental and the protection of urban build environment of a local government. Urban systems engineers are prepared at a high level to implement the conception and programs of urban development and to make their plans. They are able to harmonise the development of settlements, groups of settlements, areas to make spatial plans, to manage and control such activities and to make scientific research of the professional field. They are prepared for further studies in the doctoral program.... [-]

Hungary Debrecen
September 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Eindhoven University of Technology

The Netherlands, as part of a globalizing world, will increasingly face important developments, such as natural, demographic, societal and spatial and land use developmen ... [+]

The Netherlands, as part of a globalizing world, will increasingly face important developments, such as natural, demographic, societal and spatial and land use developments. The built environment industry will have to respond to this, and society must provide a continuous stimulus with innovative and market-oriented concepts. In the Master program Architecture, Building and Planning, you will learn to encounter these developments by translating them into smart, healthy and sustainable opportunities for the built environment.

Characteristics of the Master program

The vision of the Graduate School (the Master program is part of it) is that students develop a personalized education program. Therefore the Master program ABP offers you:... [-]

Netherlands Eindhoven
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Université Côte d’Azur (UCA)

A multidisciplinary study experience on smart city innovations and business solutions triggered by the transition towards sustainable urban environments. The program fost ... [+]

A multidisciplinary study experience on smart city innovations and business solutions triggered by the transition towards sustainable urban environments. Degree: Diplome Universitaire Duration: 1 year FI (initial training)/FC (executive training)/FP (continued training) Location: Nice/IMREDD Language: English

The program fosters talents in developing and implementing innovative smart city projects. Experts from academia and industry propose an innovative learning experience equipping participants with the right competencies to thrive in a fast-evolving employment landscape.

The program is tailored also to suit government and corporate professionals seeking career development.

Objectives ... [-]
France Nice
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Ain Shams University

The Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) is an International Master Program at Ain Shams University (ASU). ... [+]

Mission Statement

The Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD) is an International Master Program at Ain Shams University (ASU). IUSD MSc program was established in 2011 as a double degree Master program jointly hosted by Ain Shams University and the University of Stuttgart, funded by the Egyptian and German Governments. It trains and prepares a new generation of urban practitioners to face the tremendous environmental, cultural, socio-economic and governance challenges resulting from the dynamic urban transformation around the globe.

It is open to graduates and young professionals from the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture and regional planning as well as to graduates with other Bachelor degrees and with relevant professional experience. Our philosophy is based on a transnational learning exchange between students with different regional backgrounds applied to a specific urban reality. Our joint IUSD Lab´s experiential learning hubs are based in Egypt (IUSD Lab Cairo) and Germany (IUSD Lab Stuttgart) and embedded into a network of international partner institutions and universities around the world.... [-]

Egypt Cairo
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus