The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

The Master of City & Metropolitan Planning (MCMP) is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. It emphasizes ecological resiliency, economic efficiency, and social justice through effective communication, collaboration, and innovation. The program’s blend of core knowledge and skills with selected specializations prepares students for professional and leadership roles in public, private, and nonprofit planning.

The program’s specializations include ecological planning, smart growth, small town and resort planning, and urban design. In addition, students have the opportunity to integrate one of the department’s graduate certificates in real estate development, historic preservation, and urban design into their master’s degree program. Students are also encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary work, drawing from fields outside of planning.

Along with coursework in urban processes, history, law, theory, research, and analysis, the program features community-based planning workshops, urban design studios, and an individualized capstone professional project.

Below is the timeline and course map for Masters students choosing to specialize in Urban Design.