- UC Irvine’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) is a professional two-year program that educates students in contemporary methods of Planning; it is fully accredited by the National Planning Accreditation Board.
- The mission of the MURP program is the transfer of knowledge to action for the betterment of neighborhoods, communities, and regions in the U.S. and abroad.
- The location of UC Irvine in Orange County, midway between Los Angeles and San Diego, exposes MURP students to vibrant and diverse real-life planning case studies.
- In the Master's program, students gain familiarity with planning problems and practices through a series of courses on the environmental, economic, and social challenges that communities face not only in Southern California, but in the United States, as well as other national contexts.
- Students are provided with a rigorous intellectual foundation and analytical skills that prepare them to work in Planning and related fields in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
- The Planning Master's program supports a diverse set of opportunities for students including an optional international educational experience as part of their degree. Internships are strongly encouraged as part of the Planning program.
- The MURP program is enriched by its world-class faculty whose interdisciplinary specialties include:
- Social inequality
- Health promotion
- Water policy
- Urban design
- November 7, 2013: MURP Information Session at UC Irvine
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