12 months
2658 USD/year
2658 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program at West Chester University prepares students to as professional planners, meeting the growing demand for urban and regional planners, and related professions, in the region. Our students go on to influence the future of neighborhoods, local, regional and metropolitan areas. 


Urban and regional planners play a major role in shaping communities, in providing guidance for sustainable development, and in addressing social, economic, environmental and political problems of communities. 

The Urban and Regional Planning program at West Chester University provides students with the professional and technical skills needed to guide the complex processes of a changing world, to use modern technology to create a sustainable built and natural environment, and to enrich communities through leadership, entrepreneurial creativity, social responsibility and environmentally sustainable planning and policy. WCU’s program aligns with the standards of the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), and our students are guided by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Code of Ethics. 


  • State-of-the-art labs, include 3-D modeling and both virtual and augmented realty
  • Fully equipped planning studio
  • Internship opportunities
  • Graduate assistantships available
  • Thesis option
  • Personalized education experience
  • Hands-on graduate advisor
  • In-person format with some online and blended course options
  • Full-time and part-time study options

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Qualitative Methods and Community Engagement Techniques
  • Quantitative Methods in Planning/Geography
  • Suburbanization and Land Development
  • Planning History, Theory and Ethics
  • Planning Law and Organization
  • Geographic Information Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form submitted online.
  • Transcript from the college/university where you earned your bachelor's degree. You will be notified if you need to submit transcripts from other colleges/universities you attended but did not earn a degree. If applying to a doctoral program you will need to submit the transcript from the college/university where you earned your master's degree.
  • Two letters of recommendation for degree and certificate programs. 
  • A written statement of your professional goals. The quality of your statement is of critical importance to the success of your application for admission. Several programs have specific requirements for the essay.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    2658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    2658 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for West Chester

1000 - 1500 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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