USC Price School of Public Policy

MPL Course Sequencing and Planning

Master of Planning (MPL) Program Course Sequencing — 48 units
*Based on full time enrollment for four semesters*

Fall 1

  • Planning Theory (PPD 524 – 2 units)
  • Statistics and Arguing from Data (PPD 525 – 2 units)
  • Legal Environment of Planning (PPD 529 – 2 units)
  • Planning History and Urban Form (PPD 533 – 2 units)
  • Concentration Class (4 units)

Spring 1

  • Intersectoral Leadership (PPD 500 – 2 units)
  • Economics for PPD (PPD 501a – 2 units)
  • Comparative International Development (PPD 526 – 2 units)
  • The Social Context of Planning (PPD 527 – 2 units)
  • Concentration Class (4 units)

Fall 2

  • Planning Studio (PPD 531 – 4 units)
  • Elective (4 units)
  • Elective (4 units)

Spring 2

  • Planning Studio (PPD 531 – 4 units)
  • Elective (4 units)
  • Elective (4 units)