Urban Planning and Development | Master of Arts
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Urban Planning and Development (UPD) from Saint Louis University's Center for Sustainability provides students with in-depth knowledge of urban planning and development theory, research methods, policies, and practice. Students also learn about real estate development and land transactions, which is unique to this UPD program. Graduates are highly skilled and creative administrators who work in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
This interdisciplinary program operates in conjunction with Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business, School of Law, and School of Social Work to offer four areas of specialization: Real Estate Development, Community Development, Economic Development, and Environmental/Sustainability Planning. Intimate classes emphasize skill building, discussion, and debate. The curriculum's professional focus allows students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to become leaders in supporting urban growth and revitalization.
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|Application Deadline for Beginning Term||The Application Package||Apply Online|
Dec. 31 (Priority Deadline*)
July 1 (Final Deadline)
May 1 (International Deadline)
|Transcript(s); Three (3) Letters of Recommendation; GRE scores; Resume; Professional Goal Statement.
|Spring: No admittance
|Summer: No admittance|
Tel. No.: 314.977.3608
|Director: John Woolschlager, Ph.D.
Assistant Director: David Webb
*Priority Deadline: Applicants who submit a completed application for admission by this deadline will be eligible to apply for Saint Louis University graduate assistantships. Learn more about graduate assistantships with Urban Planning and Development.
Required Additional Application Materials for International Students
- A completed Declaration of Financial Support packet with all accompanying documents
- TOEFL or IELTS score
Check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.