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Executive Master of Urban Planning
Why has the online Executive Master of Urban Planning Program been paused?
The Price School of Public Policy has decided to pause the online Executive Master of Urban Planning program for the next academic year as part of our ongoing strategic planning and internal review policies. We use these pauses to ensure that we are delivering the best possible educational experience to our students, as well as to continually align the program with the changing needs of the urban planning field.
When will the program resume?
We anticipate that the program will resume sometime during the 2024-2025 academic year.
Will applications be accepted during the pause?
No, applications will not be accepted during the program pause.
If I am interested in the online Executive Master of Urban Planning Program, how can I stay informed about when applications will resume?
If you are interested in the online Executive Master of Urban Planning Program, we encourage you to fill out our request for information form. By doing so, you will be added to our mailing list, and we will keep you informed about updates regarding the program’s resumption and application process. We also encourage you to check this website regularly for the most up-to-date information.
Will the program change when it resumes?
During the pause, we will be thoroughly reviewing the Executive Master of Urban Planning program to ensure that it meets the evolving needs of the industry and provides the skills and knowledge so that professionals in urban planning and adjacent fields can gain the skills needed to build more vibrant, just, and sustainable cities.
We will also be seeking input and feedback from students and faculty to ensure that the program is aligned with the needs and aspirations of our community. As a result, there may be changes to the program when it resumes,
If I have additional questions about the Executive Master of Urban Planning Program pause, whom can I contact?
If you have any additional questions about the Executive Master of Urban Planning Program pause, we encourage you to reach out to Leonard Slutsky, Manager of Marketing and Admissions for Online Programs, via email ([email protected]) or phone (213) 740-4538. Leonard is available to discuss the program pause in more detail and to answer any questions you may have. We are here to support you and look forward to hearing from you!
If my career advancement can’t wait until the Executive Master of Urban Planning Program resumes, what are my options?
We understand that career advancement is a top priority, and we want to support you in achieving your goals. If the pause in the online Executive Master of Urban Planning Program does not align with your career timeline, we recommend that you consider the USC Price School’s online Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.
The online MPA provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in the public sector, and it is designed for working professionals who need a flexible and convenient way to earn their degree. You can find out more about the online MPA program by visiting our website. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Leonard Slutsky. We are here to support you in your career journey.
Can I still stay involved with the Price School during the pause in the Executive Master of Urban Planning Program?
Yes! We encourage all prospective students and alumni to stay engaged with the Price School of Public Policy community during this pause. We host a variety of events throughout the year, including lectures, workshops, and networking events, which are open to the public.
Additionally, you can follow us on social media, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, to stay up to date on Price School news, events, and opportunities. You can also sign up for our newsletter on our website to receive regular updates about the Price School community. We look forward to staying connected with you.
Be the Catalyst for More Equitable Cities
To improve cities, you need skill and you need vision. You have both. Enhance them with an Executive Master of Urban Planning (EMUP)—a multidisciplinary degree that centers equitable development and is designed for seasoned professionals who want to build more vibrant, just and sustainable cities.
Focused and efficient, our sixteen-month online program connects ambitious professionals with the skills and the contacts necessary to advance their careers — all while maintaining the flexibility they need to meet their other obligations. During the program, students will:
- Develop enhanced skills in project management, financial analysis and data visualization to evaluate the feasibility of urban planning and real estate development projects.
- Innovate at the nexus of local public finance, private sector investment activity and public policy.
- Leverage commercial socio-economic and socio-demographic data to foster better decision making at local, neighborhood, city and regional scales.
- Navigate the interlocking ethical responsibilities engendered by neighborhood revitalization by developing shared visions with communities confronting gentrification, displacement and cultural erasure.
- Lead multi-disciplinary professional teams on equitable planning and development projects.
The program is tailored so that professionals in urban planning and adjacent fields can gain the skills needed to build more vibrant, just and sustainable cities. We recommend that applicants have at least 3 years of substantive experience related to urban planning or real estate development, or 5+ years of experience in a planning-adjacent field.