About the MUEP Program
The Master of Urban and Environmental Planning (MUEP) is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). It is an interdisciplinary, professional degree designed to prepare students for leadership roles in planning in the public and private sectors. The curriculum includes a common core of required courses which provide linkage between knowledge and practice and fundamental theories and skills.
As active scholars and teachers in an accredited planning program, our faculty has a wide range of interests and expertise, including land use and environmental planning, regional development, planning history, international development, infrastructure planning, disaster recovery planning, housing, public participation, and desert cities. The faculty’s research and teaching interests especially focus on the following broad interdisciplinary themes:
The MUEP program offers a unique opportunity to integrate urban and environmental aspects of planning in a rapidly developing metropolitan area. Individual practical experience in planning is provided through an optional internship program and applied research. In addition to the planning faculty, the program is enriched by the interdisciplinary participation of faculty from other academic units of the university and leading planning practitioners from the Phoenix area.