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Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences Overview

The Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Sciences is the flagship doctoral program for the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. The Ph.D. program provides expertise in the research process and its application to planning, design, and/or land development issues.

Emphasis Areas

The program centers around a solid core curriculum. Students then gain expertise in an area of specialization.

The program accepts students interested in studying in one of its five emphasis areas:

Urban and Regional Sciences students participate in research centers in the college, including:

These centers unite the students and faculty in active research communities. This work introduces the next generation of researchers to researchers throughout the world.

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American Planning Association (APA)

American Planning Association Texas Chapter

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)

Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)

Opportunities for Doctoral Funding

Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Urban Affairs Association (UAA)

Urban and Regional Science Students Organization (URSSO)