The Master of Urban Planning/Master of Architecture dual degree connects two of USC’s highly-regarded programs to facilitate cross-disciplinary study in the art and logistics of designing a built environment. In this program, students interested in developing a career in urban design can make more substantial commitments and achieve a more coherent knowledge in the field with a contextual understanding of public policy. Candidates must already possess a degree in architecture. This dual degree program normally requires five semesters in residence.
Students must complete 72 units, including 36 units in architecture and 36 units in planning.
Elements of the Urban Landscape (ARCH 532) – 2 units
Urban Landscape Case Studies (ARCH 533) – 2 units
Architecture in the Urban Landscape: Projects and Places (ARCH 561) – 2 units
Architecture in the Urban Landscape: Comparative Theories (ARCH 563) – 2 units
Graduate Architecture Design (ARCH 605aL) – 6 units
Graduate Architecture Design (ARCH 605bL) – 6 units
Students select one of the following:
M. Arch. Thesis, Option I (ARCH 693abzL) – 4-8 units
M. Arch, Thesis, Option II (ARCH 695abzL) – 4-8 units
Students must also take a four-unit elective within the School of Architecture.
Policy, Planning, and Development
Planning Theory and History for a Just Society, Fall (PPD 522) – 4 units
Urban and International Development, Spring (PPD 523) – 4 units
Legal Environment of Planning, Spring (PPD 529) – 2 units
Data, Evidence, and Communication for the Public Good, Fall (PPD 534) – 4 units
Planning Studio, Fall (PPD 531L) – 4 units
Capstone in Urban Planning, Spring (PPD 629) – 4 units
Concentration Gateway Class – 4 units
Concentration Methodology Class – 4 units
Concentration Elective – 4 units
Elective – 2 units