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Online Master of Infrastructure Planning & Management


group of people collaboratingInfrastructure planning and management is a growing, fast-evolving field. Governments, corporations and military organizations are experiencing a growing need for experts to help maintain and lead planning efforts to increase infrastructure systems’ resilience against an increasing volume of threats.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks employment information for several job titles related to this field. The projected increase in jobs between 2019 and 2029 varies by specific role, as reflected by the BLS estimates below.

  • Urban and Regional Planner: 11%
  • Emergency Management Director: 4%
  • Information Security Analyst: 31%

Solid Earning Potential

Job roles, responsibility levels and pay can vary widely in the infrastructure planning and management field. Recent data provided by the BLS shows the following salary figures, based on job title.

Job Title Median Annual Salary Top Earners
Urban and Regional Planner $75,950 More than $118,280
Information Security Analyst $103,590 More than $163,330
Emergency Management Director $76,250 More than $142,870

Diverse Job Opportunities

MIPM graduates have a track record of pursuing a wide variety of career paths in areas such as:

  • Infrastructure planning
  • Infrastructure finance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Emergency management
  • Utilities management
  • Public and environmental health
  • Physical security
  • Business continuity/disaster recovery
  • Facilities and public works management
  • Floodplain management
  • Risk assessment

Where Grads Are Now

Graduates of the program have gone on to work at established companies and start-ups, as well as local, regional and federal government agencies. Below are some sample job titles.

Public Sector

  • Director of Emergency Management
  • Global Risk Manager
  • Infrastructure Analyst
  • Infrastructure Economist
  • Natural Hazards Planner
  • Regional Transit Coordination Planner

Private Sector

  • Crisis Management Specialist
  • Data Security Analyst
  • Enterprise Risk Manager
  • Privacy Manager
  • Quality Analyst 
  • Security Portfolio Ops Principal
  • Senior Business Continuity Planner
  • Senior Financial Analyst