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Master On Campus

Urban and Regional Planning

Portland State University

24 months
671 USD/credit
671 USD/credit
444 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The Portland State University Master of Urban and Regional Planning is a two-year, 72 credit professional degree program designed for these interested in working as professional planners.

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The Urban and Regional Planning curriculum at Portland State University includes a 46-credit core that focuses on the history and theory of planning as a field, plan implementation, analytical methods (including Geographic Information Systems [GIS]), and the dynamics of metropolitan development. MURP students have the opportunity to customize their education to meet particular scholastic and professional objectives. 

Each student may specialize in one field, and five specializations are available to MURP students:

  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Land Use
  • Transportation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Mgmt
  • Planning in the Pacific Northwest
  • Reshaping the Metropolis
  • Cities in the Global Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript(s): A scanned copy of your official transcript from each post-secondary education institution you've attended (this includes any study abroad), must be included in your application.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Optional GRE Scores (Recommended): GRE scores, taken within 5 years, can be reported on the application. Optional GRE scores should be sent to PSU using code 4610. You will also have an option to upload a copy of your GRE score into the online application system.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    671 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    671 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    444 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 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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