Prospective Students

Welcome to the Department of Urban Environmental Policy & Planning

At UEP, we pride ourselves in educating the next generation of "practical visionaries." We offer programs founded on an interdisciplinary approach focused on the intersection of urban, social, and environmental issues. In addition to our diverse course offerings, community practice and partnerships are integral to UEP. They represent a platform for engaged learning and research, enabling students and faculty to come together to develop innovative strategies for solving local and global challenges, and to build the pipeline of new policy and planning professionals.

About the Department

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Undergraduate Programs

UEP offers a Minor in Urban Studies for undergraduate students as well as Combined Degree programs, which allow undergraduates to complete their bachelor's and master's coursework together, usually within 5 years. 

Undergraduate Programs Undergraduate Admissions

Master's Programs

UEP is top-ranked among 100 graduate planning programs and ranked as the #1 master’s-only program by Planetizen. As a student at UEP, you'll benefit from access to a vibrant network of accomplished alumni, distinguished faculty, fellow students, and affiliated agencies. UEP also partners with other Tufts departments and schools, as well as other local colleges and universities, to offer students access to a diverse range of faculty and courses across the Boston area.

Master's Programs Graduate Admissions

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Certificate Programs

UEP offers five flexible certificates for students at various stages of their careers. Many of our certificate programs offer courses online, on the weekends, and in the evening making them accessible to working professionals.   

Certificate Programs Graduate Admissions


Students and faculty in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning pursue a wide range of academic paths. UEP offers extensive opportunities in the research areas of sustainability, housing and community development, water, transportation, and food.

Department Research

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