Ph.D. in Urban Planning


The Ph.D. in Urban Planning is a program within the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) while the actual degree is granted by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). In it, the student is immersed in the theoretical and methodological tools of the social sciences in order to contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field of planning. The program consists of two years of coursework, qualifying examinations in the history and theory of planning and in a substantive area (called the sector), and the writing and defense of a dissertation proposal followed by the dissertation and its defense.

Core Urban Planning Doctoral Faculty:

  • Lance Freeman (Director)
  • Hiba Bou Akar
  • Malo Hutson
  • Weiping Wu

Spring 2018 Courses

Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
Pla8901‑1 Spring 2018
Doctor Colloquium II
Lance Freeman Required for Ph.D 1
323 Fayerweather
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
Pla8903‑1 Spring 2018
Doctor Colloquium IV
Lance Freeman Required for Ph.D 2
323 Fayerweather
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
Pla8929‑1 Spring 2018
Advanced Planning Theory
Hiba Bou Akar Ph.D Only
504 Avery
W 11 A M - 1 PM
Full Semester
3 Points
P4050‑1 Spring 2018
UP Elective Internship
Margaret Wiryaman
By Appointment
1.5 Points