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The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Master of Urban Planning program.


Student Achievement
We are proud of our students and their achievements. In the academic year 2022-2023, the average GPA of enrolled MUP students was 3.8. Approximately 75% of students had an internship or other paid employment while enrolled in the program, ranging from transportation to housing to data analysis and design, employed by a range of cities, organizations, and private firms.


The program surveyed recent graduates of the program. Among the respondents, 86.7% of the 2021 graduates are currently employed in a planning or design-related job or planning-related field.


Furthermore, alumni provided testimonials to the strengths of the program:

  • “The small class sizes, studio work with real local projects, and the ability to do a professional project tied to my internship were all strengths of the program.”
  • “Professional connectivity and networking. The program provided a connection to professionals via the Professionals Council which are actively engaged in the planning practice in a range of specializations.”
  • “The foundational urban planning knowledge…. I am grateful for the rigor of the MUP program.”
  • “Being in a region of the country that is currently rethinking how to approach planning and development.”

Please review our MUP Alumni Positions list to see a representative sampling of the positions our graduates of the Master of Urban Planning program hold.


2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

The estimated cost for one year tuition and fees for full-time enrollment during the academic year 2023-2024, assuming enrollment during Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters:

In State Residents, per full-time academic year $18,084
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $31,329

A complete list of tuition rates, student fees and a per-credit-hour breakdown of tuition rates is available at the University of Washington’s Office of Planning and Budgeting website.

MUP students pay the Urban Design and Planning tuition.


Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2022 and continued into fall 2023         98%


Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of single-degree-seeking students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2019         90%


Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year            42



 AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2019 100%


 Employment Percent
Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2022  92%