M.A. On Campus

Urban Planning

University of Michigan

24 months
50646 USD/year
50646 USD/year
25230 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Graduates may eventually apply their professional skills in various government agencies, private enterprises, or nonprofit organizations within a variety of subject areas. The Urban Planning is offered at the University of Michigan.


The Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) degree at the University of Michigan offers professional education in the planning field. 


Graduate education at Michigan emphasizes the development of students' abilities to analyze, evaluate, integrate, and apply critical thinking in interdisciplinary planning processes. The course of study normally requires two years (four terms/full-time) for completion.

The Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) degree, which is formally accredited through the American Planning Association and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, takes a broad view of the scope of urban and regional planning. The core courses, about one-third of the credits, provide background for all areas of planning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Land Use and Environmental Planning
  • Housing, Community, and Economic Development
  • Global and Comparative Planning
  • Physical Planning and Design
  • Transportation Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Upon the recommendation of the graduate programs, the Graduate School grants admission to applicants who meet its requirements. Admitted students are required to provide the Graduate School with an official transcript (i.e., one bearing the official seal of the school and the Registrar’s signature) indicating satisfactory completion of all coursework, title of the bachelor’s degree or equivalent, date of conferral, and any additional documents as required
  • An applicant may be conditionally admitted before providing an official transcript. A graduate program also may conditionally admit a student under certain prescribed conditions, such as the maintenance of a minimum grade average in specified courses

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    50646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    50646 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 50646 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    25230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25230 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ann Arbor

1025 - 1870 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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