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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 2021-2022, 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.


In 2022, the program surveyed recent graduates of the program. Among the respondents, 91% of the 2020 graduates were employed within one year of graduating. Among the 2017 graduates, 83% were employed in a planning or design-related job or planning-related field.

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

  • “The experienced and knowledgeable faculty, structured curriculum, and professional exposure through studios and the Professionals Council were strengths of the program.”
  • “It is highly collaborative and multidisciplinary…. The option of picking a specialization or creating your own specialization is a strength.”
  • “…The Professionals Council network and how strong the planning opportunities are in Washington State, with proximity to the City of Seattle and King County offices.”
  • “The program helps drive home the concepts of critical thinking, government process, comprehensive planning, and design.”
  • “The program gives you the tools to find a job within the planning field.”

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.


2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

The estimated cost for one year tuition and fees for full-time enrollment during the academic year 2022-2023, assuming enrollment during Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters:

In State Residents, per full-time academic year $18,018
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $31,263

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 2021 and continued into fall 2022         98%


Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of single-degree-seeking students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2018         90%


Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year            38



 AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2018 100%


 Employment Percent
Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2021  88%
Percentage of full-time graduates pursuing doctoral programs within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2021     9%