The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Real Estate Development and City & Metropolitan Planning

The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, together with the David Eccles School of Business and the Department of Finance, offers 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. The MRED/MCMP program is designed for students who are seeking to combine the planning and development professions. The dual degree provides graduates with broader employment options after graduation and throughout their careers. Graduates may pursue positions in public (federal, state and local level), private, nonprofit planning and/or development agencies.

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 will complete the core courses in both regular degree programs, totaling 66 credit hours (30 MRED, 30 CMP plus 6 electives). This is 24 credit hours fewer than completing both programs sequentially. Students enrolled in the dual MCMP/MRED degree program can expect to complete the two degrees within five semesters if they maintain a full-time schedule of 12 credit hours per semester. Students enrolled in the dual degree program must complete all MCMP and all MRED requirements before either degree will be awarded.

Upon completion of both programs, students earn two separate degrees: an MCMP degree awarded by the College of Architecture + Planning and an MRED degree awarded by the School of Business.

Required Courses:

REDEV 6260: Land Use Law (3)
REDEV 6390: Sustainability Planning (3)
REDEV 6410: Site Development (3)
REDEV 6460: Real Estate Market Analysis (3)
REDEV 6960: Real Estate Development Due Diligence (3)

FINAN 6040: Excel for the Finance Professional (3)
FINAN 6710: Real Estate Development Life Cycle (1.5)
FINAN 6720: Real Estate Financial Modeling (1.5)
FINAN 6760: Real Estate Finance (3)
FINAN 6780: Real Estate Appraisal and Investment (3)
FINAN 6971: Professional Project (3)

Elective Credits: 6

Required Course Credit Hours: 66

CMP 6010 Community & Regional Analysis (3)
CMP 6100 Urban & Planning Theory (3)
CMP 6430 Community Engagement in Planning (3)
CMP 6450 GIS in Planning (3)
CMP 6610 Urban Ecology (3)
CMP 6160 Plan Making (3)
CMP 6280 Graduate Workshop (3) or 6445/6 Urban Design Studio (5)
CMP 6322 City & Metropolitan Economics (3)
CMP6970 Professional Project I (3)
CMP 6971 Professional Project II (3)