Research Centers at Boston University
- The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
- Initiative on Cities
- Institute for Sustainable Energy
University-wide Student Resources
- University Calendars (academic and campus-related)
- Educational Resource Center
- Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP)
- Fitness & Recreation Center (FitRec)
- Student Health Services
- Yawkey Center for Student Services
- George Sherman Union (GSU)
- Campus Life
Most of our City Planning and Urban Affairs faculty are practicing professionals, and students are encouraged to consult with them regarding professional and academic matters or to seek advice on job and internship opportunities. In addition, the officers of the City Planning and Urban Affairs student association (the Urban Planning Association) are also available for Peer Advising. Prospective students should feel free to consult with the Student Association as they consider applying to or accepting admission to the program. Feel free to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or join the #BUCPUA Urban Planning Association Facebook Group.
To get started, below is a list of useful links for students to obtain general information about the field as well as jobs and internships. In addition, the program also posts current job and internship openings, program-related events and news, and other information on its social media sites and via email. Current students are automatically added to the program mailing list, and all incoming students benefit greatly from joining one or all of our social media platforms.
Training and Certifications
- AICP Certification
- Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
- LEED Accreditations
- National Charette Institute
- Mass.gov HR
- Massachusetts Municipal Association
Students in the City Planning and Urban Affairs programs are eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships. Generally, one to two assistantships are available per semester, with awards ranging from $2,000 to $4,000, depending on the hours of commitment. Selections for graduate assistants are made based on merit, financial need, and student qualifications. Please contact the department for further information.
Apart from Graduate Assistantships available via the department, the Metropolitan College Graduate Financial Aid office also offers comprehensive financial aid services to graduate students. They assist students in financing their education through Assistantships, the Federal Stafford Loan, or the Graduate Plus Loan. For complete information, please visit the Metropolitan College Graduate Financial Aid page.
Metropolitan College Graduate Financial Aid
755 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
For undergraduate financial assistance, please visit bu.edu/finaid, call 617-353-2965, or visit 881 Commonwealth Avenue.