UPRED Master's Program
Advances in technology, complex social issues, and the changes in public demands create the need for highly skilled and creative administrators in the public and private sectors. The Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University is committed to excellence in education and research to address these challenges.
The UPRED program is open to both full-time and part-time students and offers both Fall and Spring admission. Several merit-based funding opportunities are available, both through university assistantships and through funded research projects, which vary from year to year. Please see the Student Resources page for further information about application deadlines. The UPRED program enjoys a very high employment rate of graduates; though we do not maintain a formal survey or database, we have seen a 100% placement rate within 1 year of graduation among the students who have maintained contact with the program.
Required Core Courses
- Urban and Regional Development Theory (UPD 500)
- Urban Economic Development (UPD 510)
- Research Methods (PPS 501)
- Infrastructure Planning and Processes (UPD 525)
- Theory and Foundations of Planning (UPD 530)
- Land Use Planning and Analysis (UPD 531)
- Land Use Control (LAW 768)
- Real Estate Finance (UPD 533)
- Planning and Development Studio (UPD 544)
- Capstone/Project (UPD 585)
- Internship (UPD 594) (for pre-service students)
- Four electives selected in consultation with advisor.
Students are encouraged to use electives to pursue one of the specializations offered through the program. Specializations include Community Development, Economic Development, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Real Estate Development, and Environmental/Sustainability Planning. Each specialization consists of three required courses and an elective.