Taubman College

Master of Urban Planning / Concentrations

The Urban and Regional Planning Program requires master's students to select a concentration in order to gain depth in a specific area of the very broad field of urban and regional planning. The following are guides for five possible concentrations. In general, a concentration requires one or two "foundational" courses that provide the conceptual basis for analysis, decision-making, and planning in that area; techniques or methods course(s); and electives organized into "streams" of topics within the concentration. The structure of each concentration is slightly different, reflecting the character of that subject area. Faculty are ready to advise you in selecting courses. A concentration is required for the M.U.P. degree.

The five possible concentrations include:

The structure of each concentration is slightly different in order to fit the character of that subject area. Faculty are ready to advise you in selecting courses. In general, a concentration recommends:

  • one or two foundation courses that provide the conceptual basis for analysis, decision-making, and planning in that area
  • techniques or methods course(s)
  • electives organized into "streams" of topics within the concentration

Courses offered in other departments may require prerequisites and may restrict enrollment.

You can easily add or drop courses within the first three weeks. Students shop around for courses during the first week or two of class and faculty generally expect to see students coming and going during the first few sessions. Remember, although students do not need to finalize your schedule until the third week of the semester, students must register by September 7 and have at least one course on their schedule. Registration deadlines.