Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

UEP is a community of practicing scholars—our faculty, students and alumni are public-spirited individuals committed to engaged processes and just outcomes for cities and communities.

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Medford, MA 02155
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M.A. in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

The M.A. program in the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts prepares a new generation of leaders – ‘practical visionaries’ – who will contribute to the development of inclusive and sustainable communities.

A nationally accredited program, it is distinct from many other planning and policy programs by having a strong social justice focus. Tufts UEP graduate students learn to engage and confront the social and environmental challenges in today’s world of rapid urbanization.

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Mary E. Davis
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Florida
Environmental health and economics
Barbara M. Parmenter
Lecturer, Student Affairs Coordinator, and Certificate Program Advisor
Ph.D. , University of Texas at Austin
Geographic Information systems
Penn Loh
Lecturer and Director of the M.P.P. Program and Community Practice
M.S. , University of California, Berkeley
Environmental justice, solidarity and new economy, community organizing
Julian Agyeman
Ph.D. , University of London
Sustainability policy and planning, environmental and food justice, intercultural cities
Rachel Bratt
Professor Emerita
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Housing and community development
Christine Cousineau
MArch AS, MCP , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Urban planning and design, green urban design, retrofitting suburbs, community engagement
Laurie Goldman
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Social welfare and housing policy, policy implementation, public and nonprofit management
Justin Hollander
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Rutgers University
Land use planning, urban design, shrinking cities, big data analytics
James Jennings
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. , Columbia University
Urban and neighborhood politics, social welfare, community development
Sheldon Krimsky
Lenore Stern Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Ph.D. , Boston University
Environmental policy and ethics
Russ Lopez
Russ Lopez
Environmental factors associated with learning and education, urban environmental health, and the contribution of the social and built environments to public health outcomes and social disparities
Liat Racin, Lecturer in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University
Liat Racin
Ph.D. , King's College, London
Social geographer and urbanist with particular interests in social policy, ecology, public spaces, and justice
Ann Rappaport
Ph.D. , Tufts University
Environmental management and policy
Portrait of Shomon Shamsuddin.
Shomon Shamsuddin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Housing policy, education, and community development
Portrait of Sumeeta Srinivasan.
Sumeeta Srinivasan
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Intersection of sustainable development and spatial inequities of access
Jon Witten
J.D. , Suffolk University
Land use planning, local government law, natural resources policy

Application Deadline

Fall: January 15

Application Requirements:

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement
> Official GRE scores 

- GRE scores are not required for current Tufts undergraduates.

> Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable
> Transcripts
> Three Letters of Recommendation

For questions about this program, including scholarships and assistantships, please contact the graduate program director, Barbara Parmenter.

Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning 
97 Talbot Avenue 
Tufts University 
Medford, Massachusetts 02155

Tel: (617) 627-3394 
Fax:(617) 627-3377