(April 12, 2010)--The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has approved a master's degree in urban and regional planning in the UTSA College of Architecture. The program will prepare students for careers and leadership roles in planning and community design both in the public and private sectors.
The new program is UTSA's 49th master's degree and the third graduate program in the College of Architecture. The degree will emphasize the development of research capabilities and graphic skills needed in planning. The primary focus will be to prepare students to become practitioners in the planning profession.
"We are excited to be able to offer this graduate degree to our students," said Richard Tangum, coordinator and graduate adviser of record for the master of science degree program in urban and regional planning. "Cities all across the nation including San Antonio are changing. Thus, the demand for qualified planning professionals is on the rise and, with this program, UTSA hopes to bridge that gap."
Policy makers and local and state public officials are already confronting complex planning issues in and around San Antonio. UTSA is part of the South Texas region with a population of 3,884,115 (2000 Census). The Texas State Demographer has predicted that this region could reach a population of nearly eight million by 2040, placing a tremendous burden on communities and counties.
Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the UTSA master's degree in urban and regional planning will begin in fall 2010.
For more information visit the UTSA College of Architecture Web site or call 210-458-2559.
Members of the UTSA community have published “Adapt and Overcome: Essays of the Student Veteran Experience,” an important book to help active duty military and veterans successfully transition to college life. The event includes a panel discussion with UTSA alumni student veterans who contributed chapters to the book. Guests can also purchase the book. All proceeds benefit the UTSA Student Veteran Association.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Graduate School is hosting a panel discussion for all of our current students, alumni and members of the San Antonio community who are interested in learning more about graduate education.
Graduate School and Research Building (GSR 1.204), Main Campus
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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