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The Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs concentration provides students with a broad perspective on the issues relating to land use, transportation, housing, economic development, and related social problems. It instills an understanding of the institutional and analytical issues affecting units of government, planning agencies, and other urban public service institutions.

Required Concentration Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
MPS 541ECONOMIC FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE4
MPS 571METROPOLITAN PLANNING4
MPS 526LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION4
or MPS 560 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Elective Courses 

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select two of the following:8
VOLUNTEERISM IN GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY
GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION
BEHAVIORAL STRATEGIES FOR PUBLIC SERVICE
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING
GIS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
POVERTY, INEQUALITY AND PUBLIC POLICY
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
STUDY ABROAD SEMINAR
ENERGY POLICY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL CONFLICTS AND MEDIATED SOLUTIONS
URBAN RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION POLICY
INDEPENDENT STUDY
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNSHIP
SPECIAL TOPICS
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT