The IURS offers a two-year graduate specialization program in Urban and Regional Planning that can be studied in conjunction with other disciplinary graduate programs in the Faculty of Social Sciences and other faculties, such as Law and Business Administration. The program can be taken both in the research-oriented track (which includes submitting a MA dissertation) and the non-research track.
The specialization, with two required supplemental courses, encompasses the core studies of urban planning. Though the scope of urban and regional studies in the specialization is limited compared to the full program in geography and planning, its graduates gain another field of knowledge that is often synergistic with the planning profession. This integration opens unique opportunities, in both the theoretical realm and the job market.