The Department of Urban Studies and Planning offers a range of courses in three programs of study that are at the forefront of WSU’s urban mission. The three programs are: a) Master of Urban Planning, MUP; b) Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies; and c) Graduate Certificate in Economic Development.

The Master of Urban Planning degree, recently rated as one of the leading programs in the nation, offers a rigorous curriculum that focuses on the condition, problems, and opportunities in urban America, and equips students with knowledge about theories, methods, and practice of planning so that they may achieve the highest professional standards and be of the greatest service to their communities. For more information click here.

The undergraduate degree in Urban Studies (BA) is an interdisciplinary course of study in which students gain a firm grounding in knowledge about cities and metropolitan areas, their spatial patterning as well as the inner-life of individual cities; broad historical, international comparative, economic or cultural concerns; and specific practical problems. For more information click here.

The Economic Development Certificate is designed for students who wish to combine a graduate degree (Master's or Ph.D.) with a specialty in urban, regional and state economic development. Eligible students are those who already have a graduate degree, or who are pursuing graduate studies in one of five units on campus: Business Administration, Economics, Political Science, Industrial Relations, and Urban Planning. For more information click here.

Below you will find a list of links which provide information about our academic programs, how to apply, and other information of use to future DUSP students.

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