The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

City & Metropolitan Planning and Juris Doctor

The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, together with the S.J. Quinney College of Law, offer a dual degree program that enables students to earn a Master of City & Metropolitan Planning (MCMP) degree and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree simultaneously. This dual degree program seeks to take advantage of complementary intellectual benefits from studying law and city and metropolitan planning in a coordinated program. The subject of city and metropolitan planning in the United States can hardly be broached without directly incorporating some aspect of the American legal system. Similarly, a significant element of modern state and local government law involves topics and processes that are central to planning practices. Thus, any student interested in the problems at the core of growth, development, and state and local infrastructure will benefit from understanding these issues from both planning and legal perspectives. Doing so will enrich their ability to address the relevant problems, serve and attract clients, and provide them with a competitive advantage in the job market.

City & Metropolitan Planning and Real Estate Development

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.