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    Graduate schools?

    Hi All

    I'm new, so sorry if someone's already posted something like this before.

    I'm starting to look at Graduate School and I would really like to get a Master's in Urban Planning. The thing is, I'm looking for a school that has a really specific specialization or program within the Transportation Planning realm: Public Transit.

    Anyone have any ideas? Or any other thoughts about how best to prepare for a possible career as a Planner in a Public Transit agency?

    Thanks!

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    I'm very new here as well, but I have found alot of information on what schools to go to from http://www.acsp.org/default.htm and http://www.planningaccreditationboard.org/. They both have alot of information on how to become educated in planning.
    Hope that helps! =D

    -Andrew

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    Some graduate schools have listed or well known reputations for certain specializations related to planning. You can find them on those web sites or try out planetizen's rankings. I have two suggestions for finding a school.

    1-look what schools are doing the research you are interested in, for example if you pick up one of planning academic journals take note of the schools of the authors.

    2-graduate school gives you the opportunity to do more individual study than undergrad. If you go to a school that has at least one professor that specializes in transportation or public transit, chances are you can study under them or at least have them advise you for a studio or thesis project in the specific area you want to study.

    Best of Luck!
    "Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." ~Peter Lynch

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