Skip to main content
Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning/M.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning

UEP students working on a project

Our Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and our Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning are professional degrees which prepare students for careers in a wide variety of planning and policy fields. A nationally accredited program, it is distinct from many other planning and policy programs by having a strong social justice focus.

Tufts UEP graduate students learn to engage and confront the social and environmental challenges in today’s world of rapid urbanization. Students gain skills through academic coursework, applied projects, work experience, and individual research.

Students can choose to study either full-time or enroll in the part-time track for working professionals, attending courses during the evenings and on weekends.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Our accredited M.A. degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning requires completion of twelve or thirteen courses (36-39 credit hours) plus a thesis or capstone exam for a minimum of 42 credit hours. The M.A. program usually takes two-years of full-time study. Students may also enroll in the program on a part-time basis. Our M.A. degree is awarded through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Environmental Policy and Planning

Students interested in careers in policy, science, and research in the environmental sector may want to consider the M.S. degree in Environmental Policy and Planning. The M.S. follows the same degree requirements as the M.A. Students will work with their faculty advisor to develop a coursework track and a thesis that focuses specifically on sustainability and environmental issues.

If you have seven or more years of significant, relevant professional experience, you may consider UEP's mid-career Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) program.