The Masters of Urban Planning degree prepares students to analyze and plan for the physical makeup of a city through particular areas of focus. These foci may be housing and community development, economic development, transportation planning, regional planning, municipal land use planning, food systems or a myriad other topics.  Careers in the field of urban planning may be with private firms, not-for-profit organizations, or government agencies.

The Urban Studies degree prepares students for advanced academic training in traditional social science fields; professional training in fields such as urban planning, public administration, and law; and vocational opportunities with an urban focus, such as community organizing, political action, social services, and spatial analysis.

Individuals who complete the Economic Development Certificate pursue economic development positions in state, regional and local governments; non]profit and community organizations; private associations such as chambers of commerce; and private businesses and civic institutions engaged in economic development.

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