Take the Next Step in Your Urban Planning Career

Earn Your Master’s Online in 16 Months

Top-ranked USC Price School of Public Policy1 offers an accelerated online Executive Master of Urban Planning program created to bridge the gap between urban planning goals and the objectives and constraints of effective real estate development.

This program is ideal for professionals with five to seven years of experience in urban planning, in real estate development or at the intersection of those fields.

The USC Price Urban Planning Master’s At-a-Glance

We offer three start dates per year: January, May and September.

16

Months to
Complete

24

Total
Units

8

Core
Courses

2

In-Person
Intensives

Urban Planning Curriculum

As a graduate of our 24-credit urban planning master’s program, you will emerge with advanced knowledge in four main areas:

  • Project and land economics
  • Political, legal and regulatory process and stakeholder outreach
  • Data analysis, visualization and communication
  • Urban design and the built environment

Sample courses include Economics of a Productive Development, Big Data for Planning and Development, and Leading a Collaborative City.

Intensives

Required intensives take place in person over two four-day periods in Los Angeles. They are incorporated into the Executive Master of Urban Planning curriculum to allow students to build hands-on skills and network with peers and faculty in person.

First Intensive

Planning and Development Case Study (1 unit)
This course will be half of a four-day in-person intensive. Following on the instruction in Economics of a Productive Development, students will analyze a project and develop recommendations for financing and regulatory issues.

Designing Livable Environments I (2 units)
This course will be half of a four-day in-person intensive. Students will work in a studio setting, going through a design charette, visiting a site and developing an understanding of design principles.

Second Intensive

Designing Livable Environments II (1 unit)
This course will be half of a four-day in-person intensive. This is the second part of a two-part sequence. Students will build on concepts learned in Designing Livable Environments I, and they will work in a studio setting, going through a design charette, visiting a site and developing an understanding of design principles.

Communicating Data for Planning and Development (1 unit)
This course will be half of a four-day in-person intensive. Instruction in data presentation and visualization methods will build on concepts introduced in the Big Data course.

Bachelor’s Degree
Required
No GMAT or GRE
Required

Request Information

Fill out a brief form to receive more information about the Executive Master of Urban Planning from USC Price.

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1 Best Public Affairs Schools (2019). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 19, 2019. Return to footnote reference

Top-ranked USC Price School of Public Policy1 offers an accelerated online Executive Master of Urban Planning program created to bridge the gap between urban planning goals and the objectives and constraints of effective real estate development.

This program is ideal for professionals with five to seven years of experience in urban planning, in real estate development or at the intersection of those fields.

The USC Price Urban Planning Master’s At-a-Glance

We offer three start dates per year: January, May and September.

16

Months to Complete

24

Total Units

8

Core Courses

2

In-Person Intensives

Urban Planning Curriculum

As a graduate of our 24-credit urban planning master’s program, you will emerge with advanced knowledge in four main areas:

  • Project and land economics
  • Political, legal and regulatory process and stakeholder outreach
  • Data analysis, visualization and communication
  • Urban design and the built environment

Sample courses include Economics of a Productive Development, Big Data for Planning and Development, and Leading a Collaborative City.

Intensives

Required intensives take place in person over two four-day periods in Los Angeles. They are incorporated into the Executive Master of Urban Planning curriculum to allow students to build hands-on skills and network with peers and faculty in person.

First Intensive

Planning and Development Case Study (1 unit)
This course will be half of a four-day in-person intensive. Following on the instruction in Economics of a Productive Development, students will analyze a project and develop recommendations for financing and regulatory issues.

Designing Livable Environments I (2 units)
This course will be half of a four-day in-person intensive. Students will work in a studio setting, going through a design charette, visiting a site and developing an understanding of design principles.

Second Intensive

Designing Livable Environments II (1 unit)
This course will be half of a four-day in-person intensive. This is the second part of a two-part sequence. Students will build on concepts learned in Designing Livable Environments I, and they will work in a studio setting, going through a design charette, visiting a site and developing an understanding of design principles.

Communicating Data for Planning and Development (1 unit)
This course will be half of a four-day in-person intensive. Instruction in data presentation and visualization methods will build on concepts introduced in the Big Data course.

Bachelor’s Degree
Required
No GMAT or GRE
Required

Request Information

Fill out a brief form to receive more information about the Executive Master of Urban Planning from USC Price.

Request Information
1 Best Public Affairs Schools (2019). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved September 19, 2019. Return to footnote reference