Classroom Type: Online and on campus classes
The School of Public Affairs and the College of Architecture and Planning jointly sponsor this dual-degree program, which enables you to take the core of both programs and to choose electives that simultaneously count toward both programs and that suit your career and personal goals.
Fall: August 1; Spring: December 1; Summer: May 1
Interest Categories: Architecture & Planning Criminology & Law Engineering & Construction Public Administration & Policy
Campus: CU Denver
To be eligible for the dual MPA/MURP degree program, students must be admitted to each of the two schools under their respective admission procedures and standards and indicate an intention to pursue the dual degree. Students will take all the core courses and the capstone required for an MPA, plus the core and concentration requirements necessary for the MURP.
Students in each school must apply to the other school before completing 18 hours in their respective programs. Upon admission to both schools, students will be assigned an advisor in each school to work out a specific degree plan.
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Students must complete the 15 required courses below, for a total of 51 credit hours. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.
In addition to the required courses, students must complete a combination 15 credit hours of elective courses from the School of Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Planning. The elective course must be approved by the program directors. All course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Academic Catalog.
Students without pre-service experience in the government or nonprofit sectors will also be required to take the 3-credit PUAD 6910 Internship course, bringing the total number of semester hours to 69.
Recommended Completion Time:3 Years
Max Transfer Credits:6
Max Credits Per Year:In most cases, students wishing to take more than 18 credit hours per semester (12 in the summer session) must have the overload approved by the dean.
Required Credits for Completion:66 Credits