Ph.D. in Urban Planning


The Ph.D. in Urban Planning is a program within the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) while the actual degree is granted by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). In it, the student is immersed in the theoretical and methodological tools of the social sciences in order to contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of planning. The program consists of two years of coursework, qualifying examinations in the history and theory of planning and in a substantive area (called the sector), and the writing and defense of a dissertation proposal followed by the dissertation and its defense.

Core Urban Planning Doctoral Faculty:

  • Malo Hutson (Director)
  • Hiba Bou Akar
  • Lance Freeman
  • Weiping Wu

Fall 2018 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
Pla8900‑1 Fall 2018
Doctoral Colloquium I
Robert Beauregard Required for Ph.D. 1
201 Fayerweather
W 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
Pla8902‑1 Fall 2018
Doctor Colloquium III
Robert Beauregard Required for Ph.D. 2
201 Fayerweather
W 3 PM - 5 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
Pla6925‑1 Fall 2018
Advanced Research I
Weiping Wu By Appointment
Full Semester
2 or 3 Points
A4122‑1 Fall 2018
Mapping For Architecture Urbanism and Humanities
Brian House All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, GSAS
408 Avery
F 9 AM - 11 AM
Full Semester
3 Points
A6776‑1 Fall 2018
Cultural Strategies and Production NOW
Karen Wong All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, Elective Seminar
300 Avery
F 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
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