Combined and Accelerated Programs

Master of Urban Studies and Regional Planning and Juris Doctor

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning and Juris Doctor is a four-year dual degree program between the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University and the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. The program integrates two complimentary professional curricula to provide students with the expertise to apply legal and planning analysis to the resolution of urban and regional policy issues and problems. Areas of intersection include the development and enforcement of land use and growth management controls, environmental protection strategies, housing and community development, and numerous health and welfare programs.

The M.U.R.P./J.D. is designed to prepare students for a variety of roles, including with government agencies and commissions, in directorships of planning and related agencies, with neighborhood advocacy, in private consulting, staff or legislative committees, and as executive or legal aids to elected officials. Applicants for this program are required to meet the admission standards of both the T.C Williams School of Law and the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

Once the four-year program is successfully completed, the M.U.R.P degree is awarded by Virginia Commonwealth University and the J.D. is awarded by the University of Richmond.

 

For further information, please contact:
Ivan Suen, Ph.D.
Chair
Urban and Regional Studies program
Phone: (804) 827-2721
Email: isuen@vcu.edu