Urban Planning, Master | San José State University | San Jose, United States
24 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Urban Planning MUP program from San José State University is designed to prepare skilled professionals who are well grounded in the theories, methods, and techniques of planning in local, regional, and state government for the purpose of improving the quality of urban regions. 


The Urban Planning MUP program from San José State University provides students with an opportunity for developing a significant background in a particular area of focus.

A special mission of the department is to promote planning education opportunities for a diverse student population, including working students who prefer to attend the program on a part-time basis.

Graduates with Urban Planning from San José State University will be able to:

  • Conceptualize planning problems from complex, real-world situations so that the problems are meaningful to clients, and are research-worthy.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Work effectively as team members and leaders of planning teams, and to apply an understanding of interpersonal and group dynamics to assure effective group action.
  • Analyze and synthesize planning knowledge and apply it to address actual planning problems.
  • Develop planning strategies to advance community priorities through collaborative engagement with stakeholders, and do so in a manner that deliberately incorporates multicultural and historical perspectives.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Local Government and Politics 
  • Urban Anthropology 
  • Creating Built Worlds 
  • Urban Policy and Its Impact on Inner City Residents 
  • Twentieth Century Urban Design 
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Collaborative Neighborhood Planning 
  • Private Development and Urban Planning 
  • Market Analysis, Appraisal, & Finance of Real Estate Development 
  • Urban Real Estate Development Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit one set of official transcripts from all higher educational institutions attended
  • Three original signed letters of recommendation that comes from either university instructors who taught you or supervisors who managed you in paid or volunteer work
  • A short biographical statement of purpose that indicates how a Master of Urban Planning degree will help you to achieve your career objectives
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required for applicants with a GPA below 3.0
  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S. 
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended
  • English Language Proficiency Exam
  • International Coursework and Degrees
  • Submit Declaration of Finance Form
  • Submit Bank Letter or Bank Statement
  • Submit Copy of Current Passport
  • Submit Copy of Current Visa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • Non-CA Resident tuition includes an additional $396 per unit.

Living costs for San Jose

1740 - 3150 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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