Northeastern University

Urban and Regional Policy


360 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Urban and Regional Policy

Format: Online

Program Description:

Cities and their metropolitan regions face a growing array of economic, social, environmental, and political challenges within the context of an increasingly complex and integrated global economy. Students in the Master of Science in Urban and Regional Policy (MURP) study and develop real-world solutions to these challenges. They engage in ongoing research and technical assistance on the important urban issues of our time -- housing, resource sustainability, infrastructure, transportation, and creating economic opportunity for residents -- in Boston and in cities across the nation and the world. The Program is designed to provide sophisticated analytical skills combined with a thorough understanding of how cities and regions work so that its graduates will occupy key research and policymaking positions in an array of public, non-profit, and private sector institutions. We envision program graduates to be part of the next generation of key strategists in urban and regional policymaking, leaders with the ability to analyze global economic, technological, and social trends, develop policy responses designed to enable their respective cities and regions to adapt to those trends, and move those policies toward implementation.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

International Financial Aid Description: Yes, all students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Please speak to an Enrollment Advisor for more information.

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: All students are encouraged to apply for financial assistance when they apply for admission. Federal, state, University scholarship programs, and payment options are available.

Locale: Large City

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