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Grad School / Program:

  • Urban Studies and Planning

  • Contact:
  • 77 Massachusetts Ave, Room 7-346
    Department of Urban Studies and Planning
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Cambridge, MA MA 02139
    United States
    Phone: (617) 253-1907



  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • The Department trains practitioners in planning and development and prepares scholars for advanced research and teaching. The Master in City Planning (MCP) program is the largest degree program at DUSP, accepting 55-60 new students each fall. Under special circumstances, admission may be granted to candidates seeking a one-year Master of Science (S.M.) degree. Approximately 12 PhD candidates join the Department each year.

  • Admission Information:
  • The application deadline is January 3rd. Students are accepted for September admission only.
    A completed Graduate Application for Admission
    Included in the application:

    Record of Courses
    Statement of Objectives
    Financial Statement


    Official transcripts from the registrar of each undergraduate and graduate college or university you attended.
    Official GRE scores
    Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (required for all applicants whose native language is not English)
    A separate hard copy of your Statement of Objectives mailed directly to the Department. Please include your name, program group, and the degree that you are applying for on the first page
    A resume or CV mailed directly to the Department
    Three letters of recommendation from teachers, professionals, and/or others who know the applicant's work
    A non-refundable application fee of $75

  • Financial Aids:
  • The Department of Urban Studies and Planning offers financial assistance to approximately 60 percent of Master's students and 50 percent of doctoral students. Except in certain instances, this assistance does not cover the full cost of tuition and living expenses at MIT. To facilitate a student's search for financial aid, DUSP maintains an updated list of external fellowship opportunities, both domestic and international.

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://dusp.mit.edu/p.lasso?t=3:2:0

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