Faculty and Programs in Planning
This listing shows the expertise and accomplishments of the School's 20 planning faculty.
The Bachelor of Science in Planning (BSP) introduces students to the diversity of the planning profession. It provides an understanding of the broader purpose of planning, while presenting an opportunity to focus on practice and application.
The BSP program offers students a solid training in the planning profession with the opportunity to focus in specialized areas. While studies relate to the Phoenix metropolitan area, they have a strong theoretical and practical grounding enabling students to practice planning throughout the United States. The BSP provides a broad and scholarly perspective that makes it an excellent foundation for graduate work.
The Master of Urban and Environmental Planning (MUEP) is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. 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.
Sustainability is a dynamically-growing realm that is now a critical component of urban and regional planning. ASU offers an opportunity to build expertise in both sustainability and planning through a new concurrent degree program in which students earn both a Master in Urban and Environmental Planning (M.U.E.P.) and a Master of Science or Master of Arts in Sustainability. A student will be able to earn both degrees in a three-year period.
The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning offers a full Ph.D. program for students who have completed a master's degree in planning or a related field. All graduate students benefit from a wide variety of course work and research opportunities in four broad interdisciplinary themes that span the expertise of the faculty within the school:
- Community Development for Social Equity
- Spatial and Economic Analysis
- Transportation Planning and Policy
- Urban Design and Sustainable Cities
The certificate program offers current ASU graduate students and transportation professionals the opportunity to pursue a wide range of transportation-related issues from multimodal and interdisciplinary perspective. It builds upon existing programs in five disciplines offered from four colleges and two campuses in the ASU system.
The certificate is intended to be either a specialization within an existing master's degree program or a stand-alone 15 credit, nondegree program.