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Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

Why Tufts

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Turn Vision into Practice at Tufts

Top-Ranked among 100 planning programs, ranked #1 master’s only program by Planetizen.

Hands-on learning environment inside and outside the classroom.

Engaged community strategy to address real-world issues.

Award-winning student work and internationally acclaimed faculty members.


At UEP, we pride ourselves in educating the next generation of "practical visionaries." We offer four graduate degrees, 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.

During your time at UEP, you will 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.