Programs

Offerings

We offer three graduate public policy and planning programs:


The Department of Urban and Environmental Planning has formed strategic connections with other Tufts schools (such as Engineering, Fletcher, the Friedman School of Nutrition, and the School of Medicine) and departments (such as Biology, Child Study and Human Development, and Economics) as well as with Boston College.

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In addition, UEP administers a combined bachelor's/master's degrees program. We also are proud to play a visible role in undergraduate education, for instance through the Urban Studies Minor and Environmental Studies Major.

Community partnership and engagement are an integral part of the department's teaching and research programs and one of our unique assets. UEP values community-university partnership as a two-way, mutually beneficial relationship in which theory and practice are connected. Through the required Field Projects course (M.A. only), internships, and a variety of elective courses, students have opportunities to work with and in communities. UEP's mid-career M.P.P. program recruits many students from the community practitioner field in Boston and beyond. UEP has long-standing deep relationships with government agencies, community development corporations, advocacy organizations, grassroots neighborhood groups, and human service agencies, especially in Massachusetts and the greater Boston area. We are developing new venues for community partnership, such as a Visiting Practitioner program and the Practical Visionaries Workshop, which brings community leaders together with students to share, learn, and develop strategies.