Research Masters Program Requirements

The research masters degree program total credit requirement is 34 credits, 10 of which consist of required courses in theory for planning research; research design; developing and writing a thesis; and research methods. Each student is required to complete a concentration comprising a set of at least 12 credits that is be tailored to the student’s interests in careful consultation with an advisor, and a 12-credit thesis. Students must spend the first year in-residence taking required and elective courses.

Students will be required to take a qualitative methods course as part of the above requirements. 

RESEARCH MASTERS (MAP/MScP) PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

CORE COURSES

Credits

PLAN 558: The Role of Theory in Planning Research 

3

PLAN 559: Design of Planning- and Policy-oriented Research

3

PLAN 560: Master's Thesis Workshop

1

Research Methods

3

Total Core Credits: 10

 

CONCENTRATION CREDITS

 

 12 credits of approved courses chosen in consultation with student's advisor.

12

Total Concentration Credits: 12

 

THESIS CREDITS

 

Master's Thesis

12

Total Thesis Credits: 12

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 34

34