Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Department of Urban Studies and Planning

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77 Massachusetts Avenue

United States

About Us

CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD? Can you design better cities? Can you help places grow sustainably? Can you help communities thrive? Can you help advance equitable world development?

MIT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND YOU CAN TOO At the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP), we are committed to positive social change. Our moral vision is translated into professional education in distinct ways:

… We believe in the abilities of urban and regional institutions to steadily improve the quality of life of citizens.

… We emphasize democratic decision-making involving both public and private actors, and acknowledge the necessity of government leadership to ensure greater social and economic equality.

… We foster a positive approach to technological innovation as a major force of social change.

… We trust that the built environment can meet the needs of diverse populations and serve as a source of meaning in their daily lives.

Since 1932, we have been training the best and the brightest. We offer a two-year Master in City Planning (MCP) degree and a PhD in Urban and Regional Studies or Urban and Regional Planning. Under special circumstances, admission may be granted to candidates seeking a one-year Master of Science (SM) degree. We also offer a Bachelor of Science (SB) in Planning, a five-year SB/MCP, and minors in Public Policy and in Urban Studies and Planning.