City Planning, Master

City Planning, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


Throughout its long and changing history, the department has sought to provide its students with:

  • Lifelong analytical, research, and communication skills;
  • The knowledge and skill sets to successfully practice planning in a variety of urban, metropolitan, and regional settings;
  • An understanding of the history and theory of cities and urban regions;
  • Expertise in various fields and sub-fields of city and regional planning;
  • Sensitivity to the human impacts of planning decisions.

Programme Structure

The Master of City Planning (M.C.P.) degree combines a common core curriculum with the opportunity to specialize in one of four concentration areas:

  • Environmental Planning and Healthy Cities
  • Housing, Community, and Economic Development
  • Transportation Policy and Planning
  • Urban Design

Students plan their individual programs with the help of their faculty advisor. All entering graduate students are assigned an advisor, whose role is to help students structure their first-semester program. Normally, first-year students meet with their assigned advisors during the first or second week of classes.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A 3.0 GPA for the last two years of undergraduate study.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • The Graduate Record Examination (General Test)
  • Applicants coming from universities where English is not the teaching language must take a test of English proficiency (TOEFL, TOEFL CBT, iBT TOEFL, or IELTS).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    36372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18186 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    36372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18186 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    24128 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12064 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Berkeley

  • 1750 - 2820 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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