The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program is a two-year interdisciplinary professional degree open to students from a wide variety of undergraduate fields. The program has a dual objective of training graduates for their first planning job, and more importantly instilling conceptual and critical thinking necessary for lifelong learning and career development. While the required core provides "generalist" planning theories and skills, one-half of the curriculum is in the student's area of specialization (including: economic and community development, environmental planning and policy, international development, physical development, public and nonprofit management, and social policy and planning) and provides substantive skills in a specific area of interest. Graduates are able to assume professional responsibilities in a wide variety of positions in public service or in the private sector. The program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.
Our mission is to prepare students to address the economic, environmental, and social consequences of growth and change and to provide leadership in fostering a more just and sustainable world.
The program's mission is to develop in students:
The UAP graduate program is offered through two locations: the main campus in Blacksburg and in Old Town Alexandria.
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