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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Architecture MArch/Urban Planning MUP


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Architects and planners design physical environments and systems with which people interact every day. Direct, tangible engagement with this “material”-whether it be structural steel, streetscapes or citizen activists-is fundamental to aspiring architects and planners. This learn-by-doing approach to professional education is the crux of the program. From the studio to the community, UB students and faculty constantly “do” and “make” through applied research, built works, and creative activities. Here in Buffalo, design inquiry becomes design-build while planning concepts become adopted plans for communities.

MArch Research Track (2 year)


Additional Requirements (12 credits)


Electives (13 credits)


Complete ARC 567  and select another 9 credits from:

Culminating Experience (4 credits)


Total Combined Credit Hours: 92


Total Credit Hours MArch: 52

Total Credit Hours Urban Planning: 40

3.0 Degree GPA required

 

MArch Synthesis Track (2 year)


Electives (6 credits)


Complete ARC 567  and select another 2 credits from:

Culminating Experience (4 credits)


Total Combined Credit Hours: 92


Total Credit Hours MArch: 52

Total Credit Hours Urban Planning: 40

3.0 Degree GPA required

 

MArch 3.5 Year Track


Additional Requirements (12 credits)


Electives (3 credits)


Select from:

Culminating Experience: Thesis (4 credits)


Total Combined Credit Hours: 140


Total Credit Hours MArch: 100

Total Credit Hours Urban Planning: 40

3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Curriculum


Competency (3 credits)


Electives (3 credits)


Select 3 credits from:

  • Any Graduate level Urban Planning (URP) course, excluding URP 698  or URP 699 .

Specializations (6 credits)


Choose 1 specialization and complete 6 credits- 1 from Intro and 1 from Advanced:

Urban Design


Community Health and Food Systems


Community Health and Food Systems: Intro

Community Health and Food Systems: Advanced

Economic Development


Economic Development: Intro

Environment and Land Use Planning


Environment and Land Use Planning: Intro

Environment and Land Use Planning: Advanced

Neighborhood Planning and Community Development


Neighborhood Planning and Community Development: Intro

Neighborhood Planning and Community Development: Advanced

Culminating Experience (10 credits)


Total Credit Hours for Urban Planning: 40


Total Credit Hours MArch 2 Year Research or Synthesis Track: 52 = Combined Degree Total of 92 Credits

Total Credit Hours MArch 3.5 Year Track: 100 = Combined Degree Total of 140 Credits

3.0 Degree GPA required

 

Instruction Method


  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options


  • Full Time

Credits Required


  • 92-140 Hours

Time-To-Degree


  • 3 to 5+ Years

Application Fee


  • $75

Program Contact


Kevin Donovan
129 Hayes Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Email: kpd2@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-829-5224

SED Statement


This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

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