Department of Urban Studies & Planning
The Department of Urban Studies & Planning (DUSP) is a department within the School of Architecture + Planning at MIT. Founded in 1933, it offers Bachelor of Science in Planning (SB); Master of City Planning (MCP); Master of Science (SM); Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) It has been ranked #1 by The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs in the U.S. and Canada.
The Department of Urban Studies & Planning is composed of four specialization areas (also referred to as Program Groups): City Design and Development, Environmental Policy and Planning, Housing, Community and Economic Development, and International Development Group. There are also three cross-cutting areas of study: Transportation Systems Planning, Urban Information Systems (UIS), and Multi-Regional Systems Planning.