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Urban and Regional Planning

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

24 months
29614 USD/year
29614 USD/year
14326 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Welcome to Urban and Regional Planning at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign! We are excited that you are considering the Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program.


Our Urban and Regional Planning program at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign prepares leaders in the planning profession by providing intellectual grounding and advanced skills. The program can also serve as a springboard for advanced research and the planning PhD.

The MUP is a 2-year, professional degree program. MUP students work with our faculty who are leading innovative research in planning. Together, we discover creative and multidisciplinary solutions to growing urban problems.

Our graduates pursue a wide range of positions in:

  • local and county government planning and development departments
  • private sector consulting, design, and engineering firms
  • non-profit neighborhood organizations, advocacy groups, think tanks, and international organizations
  • metropolitan planning organizations, transit agencies, and other regional agencies
  • state and federal government agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Planning History and Theory
  • Physical Planning
  • Urban History and Theory
  • Urban and Regional Analysis
  • Plan Making
  • Law and Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


64 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The most frequent are sociology, economics, political science, geography, environmental sciences, architecture, engineering, public administration, urban planning, and public policy, but the natural sciences, humanities, and other fields also provide excellent foundations for graduate study in planning. 
  • Prospective students must have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 computed from the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and any subsequent graduate study, but the average GPA of admitted students is considerably higher. 
  • All applicants must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for the tests of verbal, quantitative, and analytical ability. International applicants must meet additional minimum requirements based on their country of origin, including the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29614 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29614 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    29614 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29614 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14326 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Urbana

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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