Tufts University was recently ranked by Planetizen as the No. 1 Planning Program without a PhD and among the Top 25 overall urban planning programs in the country, a first for the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP).
Planetizen’s recently released Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs – 5th Edition ranked UEP 17th overall among 81 planning schools with masters programs. Additionally, UEP received rankings in the following categories:
- 1st in the country among urban planning schools without PhD programs.
- 6th in the Northeast region, up from 9th in 2015.
- 8th among programs allowing part-time study.
- 18th according to planning educators.
“At UEP, we work every day to help students from many backgrounds turn vision into practice,” says Mary Davis, Associate Professor and Department Chair. “These rankings offer a glimpse at the incredible community created by our faculty, staff, and students, that in turn works to better the world at large.”
Planetizen also highlighted programs by specialty, placing Tufts among top programs in agriculture/food policy, community development, economic development, environmental/sustainability planning, housing, land use/physical planning, land use/law, public/nonprofit management, regional planning, technology/GIS, transportation planning, and urban design.
The Planetizen Guide, published every three years, is the industry standard guide to planning schools in the United States. For more information about UEP, visit practical-visionaries.org.
As a first year student in the Master’s in Public Policy program I feel so welcomed and at home in the department with a support faculty that really helps me thrive.