Breadth, substance, and unmatched flexibility

As a Metropolitan College student, you can pursue your Master of City Planning (MCP), Master of Urban Affairs (MUA), or Bachelor of Science in Urban Affairs on a full- or part-time basis. Because classes are held during convenient evening hours, you can engage in a fulfilling and challenging learning experience without disrupting your professional or personal commitments.

Along with the MCP, MUA, and bachelor’s programs, the College offers a four-course, interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Applied Sustainability that looks at urban and economic development through an environmentally conscious lens, with courses in environmental law, green IT, urban planning history, and sustainability within the context of climate change.

The resources to analyze and address urban and planning issues

As part of an urban university within one of the United States’ most vital cities, Metropolitan College is engaged with the community and expert practitioners throughout the region, ensuring a unique and valuable educational experience. You’ll hone your analytical and practical skills through:

  • Local internship opportunities that get you involved in real issues and solutions
  • Exposure to faculty and visiting lecturers of diverse professional backgrounds
  • Useful connections to planners, policy makers, and community activists from Greater Boston and beyond.

Just as importantly, the perspectives you’ll discover and relationships you’ll form in our socially and professionally diverse classrooms will prepare you thoroughly for the work environment that faces most planners, policy analysts, and community advocates.

New technologies, vital issues

The programs in City Planning and Urban Affairs are also entering a new phase of curriculum development that focuses on Sustainable Planning and Immersive Learning. In addition to our current Graduate Certificate in Applied Sustainability, certificate programs in Urban Policy and Planning and Applied Urban Informatics were more recently launched. These certificates were designed by top leaders in the field and addressed the most pressing issues in urban sustainability that face aspiring and experienced planners, practitioners, policy makers, and industry leaders alike.

Admissions Information, Degree Requirements, and Cross Registration

For detailed admission policies, degree requirements, and other information, please visit the Metropolitan College website.