Future Students: Admissions

Urban studies is an interdisciplinary field that examines the dynamics of cities and urban settlements. As the world becomes more urban (80% of Americans now live in urban areas), understanding cities becomes more urgent and exciting.

Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.)

We offer a 48 credit hour Master's program in Urban Planning with concentrations in Housing and Community Development, Urban Economic Development, and Managing Metropolitan Growth.  The M.U.P. program is multi-disciplinary and there are various paths students can take in their study and profession and is also accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.  MUP students will extensively explore shifts from rural to urban to suburban histories and also develop skills to create Plans for employment in government, non-profit and private sectors.   A link and more information on the M.U.P program can be found here  M.U.P. Home Link

Visit Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) admissions for specific program admission criteria and requirements.

Why study urban studies and planning at Wayne State in Detroit?

Cities are centers of production, wealth-creation, innovation, and recreation. They also present problems such as poverty and persistent segregation as well as new challenges and priorities, such as sustainability, community development, climate change, and shrinkage. Wayne State's urban studies major enables students to explore the complexities of urban communities.

The Department of Urban Studies and Planning is distinguished by the curriculum, research, and community engagement that constructively address the issues confronting declining cities and regions, taking full advantage of its location and place in the midst of Detroit's revival in Midtown.