From their PhD admissions page... this is straightforward: "Most doctoral students enter the program with a master's degree in planning or a related field."
But I'm wondering about the next sentence here:
"The Master of City Planning is regarded as a terminal professional degree, and is not comparable to mid-study Master of Arts or Master of Science degrees offered in anticipation of the doctorate."
Coming from a Public Policy (MA) background, I am trying to break into the world of urban planning and policy, but don't know if the next step should just be applications to PhD programs, or if I would benefit more from a MUP.
Is the MUP not considered beneficial for a PhD in Planning?
I recognize that I need some relevant background in the field, but am not sure where, or what to apply to.