The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Master of City & Metropolitan Planning & Master of Real Estate Development Dual Degree

The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, together with the David Eccles School of Business and the Department of Finance, offer a dual degree program that enables students to earn a Master of City & Metropolitan Planning (MCMP) degree and a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) degree simultaneously. A student enrolled in the dual degree program will be able to earn both degrees in less time and with fewer overall credit requirements than if that student enrolled in each degree program independently.

Students seeking to take advantage of the MCMP/MRED program must meet current University of Utah admission standards and be accepted into both the MCMP and MRED programs. Upon enrollment, students in the dual degree program can apply 12 credit hours of MRED course work towards fulfilling the 49-51 credit hour requirement of the MCMP degree, and students can count 12 credit hours of MCMP course work towards fulfilling the 42 credit hour requirement of the MRED degree. Upon completion of both programs, the student earns two separate degrees: an MCMP degree awarded by the College of Architecture + Planning and an MRED degree awarded by the David Eccles School of Business.

The MCMP/MRED program is designed for those students seeking to combine the planning and development professions. Over their careers, successful planners learn much on-the-job about development, while over their careers successful real estate developers learn much on-the-job about planning. The dual degree program is designed to accelerate professional preparation in both planning and development; and provide the platform for quickly understanding how changes in planning and development affect their professional activities.

The dual degree also provides graduates with broader employment options both after graduation and over their careers. Graduates may pursue positions for public (federal, state and local level), private and non-profit planning, and/or development agencies. They may also find career work as consultants bridging planning and development professions. Students with dual degrees, for example, may plan and build a wide range of projects, or advise others on how to best combine planning and development interests.


Required Coursework

MRED Core Courses
FINAN 6710 Real Estate Development Life Cycle (1.5)

FINAN 6720 Real Estate Financial Modeling (1.5)

FINAN 6750 Real Estate Development (3)

FINAN 6760 Real Estate Finance (3)

FINAN 6780 Real Estate Appraisal/Investment (3)

REDEV 6410 Site Planning (3)

REDEV 6460 Real Estate Market Analysis (3)

REDEV 6960 Real Estate Due Diligence (3)

REDEV 6390 Sustainable Development (3)

REDEV 6791 Professional Project (3)

MCMP Core Courses

CMP 6010 Urban Research (3)

CMP 6100 Urban Theory & Form (3)

REDEV/CMP 6260* Land Use Law (3)

CMP 6430 Planning Communication (3)

CMP 6610 Urban Ecology (3)

CMP 6420 Reason, Power, and Values (3)

CMP/REDEV 6450* Geographic Information Systems (3)

CMP 6322 City & Metropolitan Economics (3)

CMP 6280 or 6445/6 Graduate Workshop (3) or Urban Design Studio (5)

CMP 6970 Professional Project I (2)

CMP 6971 Professional Project II (2)

Elective Credit

Electives in either MCMP or MRED* (6)

Total Credit Hours 67-69

* If a student takes the CMP version of 6260 or 6450, they must take an equivalent number of credits in FINAN or REDEV as their elective courses. If a student takes CMP 6390, CMP 6410, CMP 6460, ARCH 6480, or CMP 6960 (or their equivalents) and wishes to apply them to the dual degree, they must file a petition with the Registrar to convert those courses to the REDEV equivalents and pay any difference in tuition.