We believe that successful city-building requires expertise, breadth, interdisciplinary understanding, and creativity. As part of the Urban and Regional Planning Department, University of Colorado Denver's program looks beyond traditional professional silos and instead centers on issues at the forefront of planning practice. Our three program Pillars—Healthy Communities, Equitable Urbanism, and Regional Sustainability—form the basis of our research, instruction, and community outreach.
We encourage all students to follow their passion and develop expertise in the areas that matter most to them. Thus, we offer a unique, self-directed curriculum that allows students to understand the breadth of the planning field while gaining the technical expertise demanded by the profession.
Our world-class faculty includes some of the most respected researchers in the planning field, and our award-winning planning practitioners bring a wealth of experience to the classroom. All of our faculty make teaching a top priority.
Our presence in a College of Architecture and Planning ensures that our approach to planning education has a strong connection to design, and our location in the heart of downtown Denver presents our students with endless opportunities to learn what it takes to create amazing cities.
The total number of credit hours required to earn the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree is 54. To reach the 54 credit hour total, students must earn 36 credits by completing and passing the required core courses. Students must then earn an additional 18 credits by completing elective courses of their choice, with three (3) of those 18 consisting of an advanced skills/methods elective.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Planning History and Theory
- Planning Methods
- Planning Law and Institutions
- Urban Sustainability
- Urban Development
- Planning Workshop
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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For Fall 2022, late applications will be accepted until May 1, 2022, and will be reviewed on a space-available basis
DisciplinesArchitecture Civil Engineering & Construction Urban Planning View 446 other Masters in Civil Engineering & Construction in United States
- Online application
- Application fee ($50 for domestic applicants, $75 for international applicants)
- A 2-3 page (double-spaced) statement of interest
- A resume that documents your educational and professional background
- A sample of your academic writing, approximately 3-5 pages (double-spaced) long.
- Three letters of recommendation. At least one of these should be from an academic reference
- One official copy of your transcript from each institution you have attended EXCEPT study abroad institutions
- Students admitted into this program must have completed an undergraduate degree before they will be able to begin this program.
- Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are NOT required for the Urban and Regional Planning program unless your GPA is below 3.0, in which case you must submit GRE scores.
International34911 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 24 months.
National34911 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1293 USD per credit during 24 months.
In-State12798 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 474 USD per credit during 24 months.
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