24 months
35064 USD/year
35064 USD/year
20175 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Urban Planning from University of Washington is the usual educational credential for professional planning practice. It is normally a two-year, or six-quarter program, for a minimum of 72 credits.


Key facts

Our fully accredited MUP curriculum covers planning history and theory; technical skills and knowledge; and in our popular studio courses, the practical hands-on experience needed to be a successful practicing planner or designer. Students choose one of five areas in which to specialize, or may earn a dual degree in another program on campus while concurrently enrolled in the MUP program.

Are you a prospective student interested in the Urban Planning from University of Washington? Please see our MUP Admissions page to discover four reasons why the MUP program is a great place to study planning. Also, please see “Why I Chose UW” to learn why other students like you chose the UW MUP program for their planning education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Urban Planning
  • Comprehensive Planning and Implementation
  • Communication and Analysis
  • The Urban Form
  • Planning Studio Prep
  • Theories and Methodologies of Planning
  • Quantitative Methods in Urban Design and Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Previous academic performance and relevance of the education to urban design and planning
  • Relevance of previous non-academic experience to urban design and planning
  • Clarity of objectives and their relevance to the profession in general and the Department of Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington in particular
  • Quality of recommendations
  • GRE scores
  • GPA 
  • English proficiency, for all applicants whose native language is not English. Proficiency can be demonstrated in a number of ways; 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35064 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35064 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    20175 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20175 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 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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