Land Use Planning Policy M.S. Assessment Plan
The Department of Geography's LUPP program offers the only Masters Degree in city and regional planning in the state of Nevada. The program prepares students to become professional planners working for local, county and state governments, as well as private practice. Student preparation is achieved through a balanced curriculum, internships and part-time work in professional offices, and extra-curricular activities, such as field trips, participation in planning processes, and attending public meetings.
When active, the program strives to provide students with the practical skills needed for entry level employment, as well as a broader critical perspective that will enable them to develop innovative solutions.
1. Students will exhibit progress in the LUP Program during their first year following enrollment.
- Each Student will form a graduate committee.
- Each student, in cooperation with their committee chairperson, will develop and submit a formal program of study.
- The LUPP director and committee chairperson will approve the student's graduate committee.
- The LUPP director and committee chairperson will approve the program of study.
Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and values central to the field of land use planning.
- Each student will complete the LUPP core curriculum with satisfactory grades
- LUPP director will review program of study to ascertain that the core courses have been complete with satisfactory grades
2. Students will be able to demonstrate specialized knowledge in one or two areas of planning.
- Each student will schedule and complete a comprehensive exam
- The student's graduate committee will assess the comprehensive exam
3. Students will be able to demonstrate advanced research skills.
- Each student will write a thesis or professional paper on a topic approved by his committee chairperson and graduate committee. The student will regularly submit draft chapters to his/her graduate committee for critical comment
- The student's graduate committee will assess the thesis or professional paper