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College of Environment and Design

MPA/MUPD Dual Degree

The Master of Public Administration program (MPA) in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at University of Georgia (UGA) is collaborating with the College of Environment + Design’s Master of Urban Planning and Design program (MUPD) to offer a dual MPA/MUPD degree. This academic program will allow a student to earn both degrees in three years, eliminating approximately one year of academic work.

Planning and public administration are complementary professions. Students with a substantive understanding of planning often find they need management, budget, and policy analysis skills to advance in their organizations. Students trained in public administration working in local government often find they need to develop specialized knowledge in land use, planning, and design. By offering students a pathway to connect these professions while in graduate school, the University of Georgia prepares students with the diverse skillsets necessary to improve the quality of local and regional planning in Georgia. 

Students completing this degree program will be well prepared for jobs in city and county planning departments, in one of the twelve regional commissions across the State of Georgia, or in private sector firms that support planning and design processes in communities in Georgia and across the country. 


For more information, contact 

Umit Yilmaz
College of Environment and Design
Tanner Building
199 Fulton St, Athens, GA


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