Through lectures, case studies, and hands-on experience, students become familiar with theories of planning and their application in professional practice. Students are encouraged to take one of the Department's many workshop and studio subjects that engage planning issues in real-world settings. Entering students with significant knowledge in Microeconomics, Data Management and Spatial Analysis, or Quantitative Reasoning may test out of these requirements.
Students with 90 ECs or more, who are planning a thesis in spring semester, can prepare to participate by taking UCINTCAR21 during the summer session before their thesis year.
Planning a Thesis by Medical Students
As noted in the Graduate Bulletin, at least seven months must elapse between the Ph.D. qualifying examination and the thesis defense. Students planning a thesis defense should obtain a copy of the University on thesis requirements and also consult the to determine the periods during the year when such defenses cannot be scheduled. The student is responsible for arranging a time at which the three committee members and outside chair (all selected by the student) can be present, and for registering the thesis well in advance of the intended defense date (in order to leave sufficient time for administrative processing, please notify the Department Administrator of your plans to defend at least 5 weeks prior to the desired defense date). The defense consists of a brief public lecture and discussion, followed by a closed examination by the members of the committee.
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