Master programs in Urban and Regional Planning (M.Ur.P., M.Sc.)

Master programs in Urban and Regional Planning (M.Ur.P., M.Sc.)

Program objectives

The Urban and Regional Planning program prepares students to work as urban and regional planners proficient in the broad theoretical, practical and investigative tools required to design policy, make decisions and lead original research in the pertaining fields.The Master of Urban and Regional Planning is an excellent starting point to work in this fascinating and dynamic field.

The master’s program spans two years, which is standard in the field at leading universities around the world.

The curriculum is multidisciplinary and integrates varied fields as economics, environmental studies, sociology, psychology and transportation. The faculty is made up of professors and lecturers with expertise in both teaching and research. Many of them are considered international authorities in their fields and are actively involved in local planning.

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Curriculum

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning offers two study programs:

  • Thesis program – Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (M.Sc.)
  • Non-thesis program – Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.Ur.P.)

Students can select their preferred program upon registration. However, the Admissions Committee must approve applications for the thesis program. After admission to the program, students are permitted to switch to the other program. Switching to the thesis program is contingent on finding a thesis advisor and maintaining a minimum average during the first semester.

Credit requirements are as follows:

  • Introductory courses – varies according to the student’s academic background
  • Core courses – 4 courses, for a total of 12 credits
  • Studios – 3 courses, for a total of 12 credits
  • Capstone paper/thesis – 5 credits in the non-thesis program, 20 credits for the thesis
  • Electives – varies according to the student’s academic background and selected program

The total number of credits will be determined according to the student’s academic background but will not be higher than 50 credits (not including introductory courses).

Courses are held on Mondays and Thursdays. Coursework can be completed in four semesters.

Admissions requirements

Candidates may have a bachelor’s degree in a range of fields including architecture, engineering, economics, geography, sociology, political science, social work, law, biology, agriculture and more, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of urban and regional planning.

Candidates will be assessed based on their achievements and academic and professional background. Generally, admitted students have a grade point average of 85 or above in their bachelor’s degree. In unusual cases, the Admissions Committee will consider candidates with a lower grade point average, but no lower than 75 (the cutoff for acceptance into the Technion’s Graduate School).

Application

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Contact

Keren Steger, Graduate Studies Coordinator, Amado Building 312, +972-4-8294285, ar.g.ad@technion.ac.il