Master of City Planning + Master of Science in Historic Preservation

The Master of City Planning/Master of Science in Historic Preservation dual-degree allows students to complete both degrees by earning just 27 credits.

The MCP/HSPV dual-degree is STEM-designated.

Note: all 15 CUs required for the MCP degree must be CPLN courses.


City Planning Requirements
CPLN 5000Introduction to City Planning: History, Theory and Practice1
CPLN 5010Quantitative Planning Analysis Methods1
CPLN 5020Urban Economics and Public Finance1
or CPLN 5090 Law of Planning and Urban Development
CPLN 5030Modeling Geographical Objects1
CPLN 6000Studio I2
CPLN 7010Planning Studio2
or CPLN 7020 Planning Studio
or CPLN 7030 Planning Studio
or CPLN 7040 Planning Studio
or CPLN 7050 Planning Studio
or CPLN 7060 Planning Studio
or CPLN 7070 Planning Studio
Select 4 Concentration courses 24
Select 3 CPLN Electives 23
CPLN Summer Internship0
Historic Preservation Requirements
Summer Institute0
HSPV 5210American Architecture1
HSPV 6000Documentation, Research, Recording I2
HSPV 6010Documentation, Research, Recording II1
HSPV 6600Theories of Historic Preservation0.5
HSPV 6610Theories of Historic Preservation II0.5
HSPV 7010Historic Preservation Studio2
HSPV 7100Thesis I1
HSPV 7110Thesis II1
Select 3 HSPV Electives3
HSPV Summer Internship0
Total Course Units27

If a student's concentration requires 5 CUs, they take 2 CU of electives. If the concentration requires 4 CUs, they take 3 CUs of electives.


Course may not be used to meet both core and concentration requirements.

Due to the special scheduling required for HSPV dual-degree students, in which there is an academic year that requires 5.5 CUs in one semester and 4.5 CUs in the other semester, no additional tuition charges are assessed for the 10 academic year CUs needed in this situation. However, students who choose to take more than 10 CUs will be subject to Weitzman's regular overload tuition policies.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.