Master of Urban Planning

The world is becoming more urbanized, and cities are growing denser and more diverse. It's exciting—it's also challenging. From transportation to environment, and crime to education, urban issues are complex because they're interrelated. NYU Wagner gives you the unique opportunity to study urban planning in the context of these issues, within a school of public service. You'll interact with people from other disciplines who are grappling with these real-world social, cultural, and economic issues. And there's no better place than NYC to learn what happens when ideas meet messy urban realities. The skills and insights you'll gain here and the multidisciplinary toolkit you'll build with core courses in finance, policy, and management are what you need to design more livable and sustainable cities—anywhere in the world.

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Program Highlights

  • A unique blend of planning, management, finance, and policy that prepares you to address financial constraints and resource limitations, and also market realities and political hurdles—the difference between beautiful designs and real impact.
  • A responsive program that adapts to evolving urban challenges and provides the full set of skills for you to grapple with them.
  • A tight-knit and energized student community with the resources of a larger school.
  • Flexibility for full- or part-time students, with options to switch between the two. Earn your degree in two years full-time, or 3-4 years part-time.

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City and Community Planning

Learn economic theories, the framework used to regulate land, and get the hands-on experience to visualize data and map planning.


International Development Planning

Effectively plan the world's cities with a deep understanding of the issues, contexts, and organizations at play in international development.



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NYU Wagner's MUP degree is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).

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