UCLA

Concurrent Degree Program

M.Arch.I + M.U.R.P.

Concurrent Degree Program in Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning (M.Arch.I / M.U.R.P.)

Program Duration: 4 years
Degree Conferred: Master of Architecture / Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The concurrent degree program aims at integrating the knowledge and skills provided at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning at Luskin School of Public Affairs. It is intended to serve the growing needs in public and private sectors for architects who are competent in dealing with social, economic, and environmental policy issues, and for urban planners who can integrate architecture and urban design into policy and planning practice. On successfully completing all requirements, students will receive, both the Master of Architecture Degree (M.Arch.I) and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.).

Areas of Concentration

Along with the basic required training in both Architecture and Urban Design and Urban Planning, students will select one of the following areas of concentration for specialization:

  • Housing and Community Development
  • Ecology and Environmental Planning Issues
  • Urban Policy and Design
  • Urban Transportation and Built Form
  • Theory and Methods in Planning and Design

In consultation with faculty advisers from both Urban Planning and Architecture, concurrent degree students will select one of these fields by the end of the first year so as to provide a coherent focus for their elective coursework. Among the many courses offered in the various fields of emphasis, a student must enroll in at least six courses—at least two from Architecture and Urban Design and at least two from Urban Planning.