American University of Sharjah
American University of Sharjah

American University of Sharjah

Master of Urban Planning

As the first professional program of its kind in the UAE, our Master in Urban Planning degree prepares skilled professionals and leaders in planning and managing urban development.

Our unique program is committed to the creation, dissemination and application of multidisciplinary knowledge in the field of urban planning. Our program provides professional men and women with outstanding, specialized graduate education that enables them to undertake leadership roles in managing urban growth, prescribing urbanization policies and advancing social development. We seek to empower students with the highest ethical standards compatible with values of local cultural settings, principles of social justice, and concerns for environmental protection and sustainability.

Required Credit Hours: minimum 33 hours


Our Master of Urban Planning is fully accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division and is taught by a multinational and distinguished faculty.

Career Options

Have the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively engage in urban planning practice at the local, national, regional and international scale

Can take leadership roles in planning administration and policy-making at the local and national levels

Can deal with planning problems in their local context without overlooking the global dimension