24 months
20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
11938 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Students interested in adding skills and knowledge about urban planning to their architecture credentials may pursue this objective through the Planning - Accelerated Master's Program at University of Arizona.

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This Planning - Accelerated Master's Program at University of Arizona allows eligible students enrolled in the B.Arch and Sustainable Built Environments degree programs to begin working toward a second professional degree--a Master of Science in Planning--as early as the third or fourth year. The M.PLN can usually be completed within three semesters of attaining the B.Arch or SBE degree.

Subsequent to being admitted to the Accelerated Master's Program, architecture students in their fourth and/or fifth years begin to take graduate courses in their preferred planning curriculum. Twelve of the graduate units earned may be used to count toward both degrees, i.e., these units will meet the B.Arch or SBE upper division open elective requirement.


The Master of Science (MS) in Planning Program is located within the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA), a national leader in sustainable design, planning, and management.

Programme Structure

 As a professional college, CAPLA’s core mission and strength is training 

  • architects, 
  • landscape architects, 
  • urban planners,
  •  and real estate development professionals to work effectively within a challenging array of social, economic, and environmental conditions

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prerequisites for admission to the Accelerated Master's Program: UA requirements.
  • Completion of 75 undergraduate units at the time of application to the AMP.
  • Completion of 90 undergraduate units at the time of admission to the AMP.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.3 in a minimum of 12 undergraduate units earned at the UA.
  • Completion or near completion of General Education Requirements.
  • Submission of a graduate application and payment of the graduate application fee.
  • Demonstration of the maturity necessary for success in an accelerated, highly competitive program.
  • Expectation of completing the undergraduate degree within four years. The undergraduate degree requirements must be completed before the student is eligible to have the master's degree awarded.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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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Planning - Accelerated Master's Program
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