Dept. of Environmental Planning(Doctor)
The Department of Environmental Planning is dedicated to the betterment of the built and natural environment through excellent education and research. For this reason, the multi-disciplinary approach is highly valued, as manifested in the diverse academic background of its faculty members. The curriculum combines physical, socio-economic and politico-cultural dimensions deemed essential in solving increasingly complex urban problems and environmental issues. Situated in a professional postgraduate setting, the department engages both theory and practice in teaching and research. Students are encouraged to develop their abilities to the highest level in applying classroom-learning to real-world problem-solving. The department also fosters global perspectives for the students through collaborations with their international fellows in various cross-border planning and environmental challenges. All qualified international students are welcomed to apply. Currently, the Department of Environmental Planning consists of the four majors of Urban and Regional Planning, Transportation Studies, Environmental Management, and Urban and Social Innovation. Each major has its own faculty and curriculum to meet increasingly specializing educational needs. Four majors offer 2-year masters programs leading to the degree of Master of City Planning or Master of Environmental Management. Doctoral program is offered to qualified students to advance their scholarly capabilities and research skills in all three majors. The department also provides diverse extra-curricular learning opportunities through year-round guest lectures, themed seminars and various field trips.
'Interdisciplinary Program in Landscape Architecture' is managed by establishing a doctoral program with the collaboration between 'Department of Landscape Architecture in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences(CALS)' and 'Department of Landscape Architecture in Graduate school of environmental studies(GSES)' in 1989 and aims to train high-quality professionals in the broad areas related to landscape architecture. Therefore, planning, design, and research in relation to landscape architecture are being conducted by applying areas such as urban, architecture and environment. Various research projects as of the moment include those related to the design of landscape architecture planning as well as planning and design of urban/housing complex, landscape and environmental aesthetics, ecological planning, environmental psychology, ecological tourism, etc.