Thesis/Project in Urban Land Development

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We have posted information to help guide you through the thesis/project process. Writing a thesis or project can be intimidating, so the best things you can do are:

  • stay organized
  • stay on task
  • listen to your advisors

PPA 500 Course Syllabus

First thing to do is read the syllabus. This has the most up to date information. Expect to come into PPA 500 with at least the first two chapters of your thesis/project complete (the introduction and the literature review).

MBA 500

MSULD students may enroll in MBA 500, rather than PPA 500. As with PPA 500, ULD students who are enrolled in MBA 500 are expected to have two readers, even when working on a project. Contact MBA Professor Nuriddin Ikromov for more information about expectations for and enrolling in MBA 500.

Steps and Documents

Use the chart below to help keep up with the steps you need to take to finish your thesis/project.



Before enrolling in PPA or MBA 500

  • Advance to Candidacy
  • Satisfy the GWAR 
    PPA students satisfy the GWAR by earning a grade of B or better in PPA 200.
    ULD students satisfy the GWAR by earning a grade of B or better in PPA 220B.

Planning Your Thesis

Write Your Thesis/Project

Changes to Your Plan (just in case...) 

Finishing Up

PLEASE NOTE: The Department cannot check-in or submit your thesis/project by proxy. Please arrange to be in town for your appointment to complete the process in person.