24 months
25650 USD/year
25650 USD/year
12220 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Urban Planning program of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is a professional program designed to prepare students for careers in public planning agencies, nonprofit organizations or in private practice.


The two-year Urban Planning program of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). No specific undergraduate background is required for admission to this degree program, although many students come from backgrounds in Architecture, Geography, Political Science, Engineering, Urban Studies, and Business.

During the program, students learn skills they need to pursue careers in planning though classes, internships and other opportunities, such as Faculty Research, Study Abroad, Innovative Cities lectures, and the annual Causier Lecture.


Build strong and lasting collaborations with a diverse array of stakeholders throughout all parts of our communities.

DUP conducts hands-on projects with neighborhood groups, local agencies, non-profit companies, consultants, and other organizations


Shape the long-term physical and social environment of communities in ways that enhance equity and democratic principles.

DUP projects illustrate physical changes to transportation, land use, water, and economic development systems to help create and strengthen social and economic bonds within specific geographic areas.


Influence community policy and project decisions to eliminate racial, economic, and gender inequalities and to support the public interest.

DUP work is shared through the media and used by organizations and agencies at local, regional, state, and national levels.


Envision a more just and sustainable community, communicate how it can be achieved, and influence implementation.

DUP prepares students to advance social, environmental, and economic goals as leaders in their organizations and communities and helps cultivate student commitment to social and economic justice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Theories and Practice
  • Urban Development Theory and Planning
  • Applied Planning Methods
  • Data Analysis Methods
  • Planning Policy Analysis
  • Urban Design as Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  • Three letters of recommendation from three previous faculty and/or professionals.
  • For international applicants whose first language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 100 iBT or a score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam is required. Applicants with TOEFL scores from 79-99 iBT, or an IELTS score of 6.5 will be considered for admission only with the stipulation that further coursework in English be taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25650 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Milwaukee

1066 - 1767 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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