College of Architecture and Planning


City & Metropolitan Planning

Ph.D. in Metropolitan Planning, Policy and Design

Program Purpose

The doctoral degree in Metropolitan Planning, Policy and Design helps meet society’s need for researchers, scholars, teachers, and thought-leaders who will contribute significantly to making our metropolitan areas sustainable and resilient.

Learning Outcomes

  • Anticipate and manage change regarding metropolitan planning, policy and design.
  • Craft and implement policies to facilitate desired change in these areas.
  • Guide the growth and development of the built environment to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Advance knowledge and practice in metropolitan planning, policy and research.
  • Communicate this knowledge to specialized and general audiences, so it informs and inspires best practices, through writing and speaking.