Master of Urban Planning and Development


Build a successful career in urban planning and development by getting the education and experience you need. Work on real-world problems and learn from the best in the field.


The Master of Urban Planning and Development (M.U.P.D.) program at Gollis University is designed to prepare students for careers in urban planning and development. The program offers a rigorous curriculum in urban planning theory and practice, with a focus on sustainability, equity, and resilience.


The M.U.P.D. program at Gollis University covers a wide range of topics in urban planning and development, including:

  • Urban planning theory
  • Urban design
  • Transportation planning
  • Environmental planning
  • Economic development
  • Community development
  • Housing policy
  • Social equity
  • Sustainability

Meet Our Faculty

Zakaria Ibrahim

Associate Dean,


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Accreditation and Recognition Matters

The Gollis University curriculum is accredited and recognized by multiple relevant authorities including Somaliland higher education commission

Why Choose Gollis University?

  • Strong faculty: Our faculty are experts in urban planning and development, and are committed to providing students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
  • Field experience: Students in the M.U.P.D. program complete a field placement, where they gain hands-on experience working on urban planning projects.
  • Flexible options: The M.U.P.D. program can be completed full-time or part-time, and offers online and evening courses to accommodate students' needs.
  • Global perspective: Our program prepares students to work in a variety of settings, including developing countries and conflict zones.
  • Affordable tuition: Gollis University is a public university, and we offer competitive tuition rates for all students.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the M.U.P.D. program at Gollis University are prepared for a variety of careers in urban planning and development, including:

  • Urban planners
  • City planners
  • Transportation planners
  • Environmental planners
  • Economic developers
  • Community developers
  • Housing policy analysts
  • Social equity advocates
  • Sustainability experts