Students may now simultaneously pursue graduate degrees in Sustainable Water Development (from the College of Engineering) and Urban and Regional Planning. The combined program allows students to receive two master’s degrees in two and a half years rather than three and half if they are completed separately.
Water is an important point of contact and joint effort between planning and engineering. The purpose of this combined degree program is to train professionals who are equipped to address water problems with both their engineering and their planning skills and knowledge, thereby improving the opportunities for clean water that avoids or mitigates flooding. More details are available on our website, including biographies of two students, who completed degrees in planning and engineering in the past, who discuss the benefits to their careers.