Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Joint Degree

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Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Joint Degree with Civil and Environmental Engineering (M.S.)

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 joint degree consists of one master's degree awarded by two graduate departments when a student meets the core master's requirements of both departments. Students may pursue a joint degree with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering. A dual-degree option (M.A./M.S.) is also offered by the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and UEP.

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Faculty

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
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
Lecturer
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Intersection of sustainable development and spatial inequities of access

Application Deadline


Fall: January 15

Students electing a joint degree option must be accepted by both departments and are expected to meet the requirements set by each program. A student may submit one application to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for the joint degree option.

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