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MUP Graduate Degree


The Master of Urban Planning (MUP) is the usual educational credential for professional planning practice. It is normally a two-year, or six-quarter program, for a minimum of 72 credits.

Our fully accredited MUP curriculum covers planning history and theory; technical skills and knowledge; and in our popular studio courses, the practical hands-on experience needed to be a successful practicing planner or designer. Students choose one of five areas in which to specialize, or may earn a dual degree in another program on campus while concurrently enrolled in the MUP program.

Are you a prospective student interested in the MUP program? Please see our MUP Admissions page to discover four reasons why the MUP program is a great place to study planning.

The Reading and Resource List contains listings of books and resources about planning, design, cities, people, urbanism, etc. It is an evolving list compiled by the Department faculty with contributions from students. Prospective and enrolled students are encouraged to read, peruse, challenge, discuss, and use resources from this list. Material with equity or cultural diversity content is indicated with an asterisk(*).

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Program Contact

Diana Siembor,
Graduate Academic Advisor