Graduate Assistantships for MURP Students
Each year SURP awards graduate assistantships to the most qualified students in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program. Graduate assistants are each assigned to a designated research project under the direct guidance of a SURP faculty member. Past graduate assistants have had the opportunity to assist in ground-breaking research on post-disaster recovery planning, urban adaptation to sea-level rise, regional economic development, local community empowerment, urban and regional mobility, place-making, and more. Funding for the assistantships comes from the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions’ Abacoa Fund and from external research grants. MURP graduate assistants receive a full tuition waiver and a stipend consistent with the number of hours they are assigned to work each week.