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Updated Date: 7/20/2020

Consistent with the Criterion 1.F of the Planning Accreditation Board, the program is providing the following information, on program performance for the department’s Masters of City and Regional Planning program:

Tuition and Fees

2020-2021 Tuition and Fees:

  • In State Residents, per full-time academic year:  $12,515
  • Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year:  $30,241

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • Retention

    • 100% of students who matriculated in fall 2018 continued into the following year.
  • Graduation

    •  100% of the incoming class of 2015 graduated with within 4 years.

Number of degrees awarded for the 2018-2019 Academic Year:  33

AICP Certification

100% of master’s graduates who took the AICP exam within 5 years of graduation passed.


90% of the students who graduated in 2018 obtained a professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 1 year of graduation.

Recent graduates have been employed by: NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Georgia Environmental finance Authority, WSP, and What Works Cities.

Student Achievement

All students complete a Master’s Project (MP) in their second-year. The MP requires students to synthesize classroom learning to produce professional-quality work. Faculty evaluate the MPs of each student. For the cohort that graduated in spring 2019, the faculty’s evaluation of student achievement around the MP is as follows:

General Planning Knowledge

  • 100% of students demonstrated general planning knowledge in their MP.  Including: understanding of planning theory, planning law, human settlements, the global dimensions of planning and history of planning.

Planning Skills

  • 100% of students demonstrated planning skills where applicable in their MP.  Including: research, written oral and graphic communication, quantitative and qualitative methods, plan creation and implementation.

Values and Ethics

  • 100% of students demonstrated an understanding of planning values and ethics in their MP. Including: knowledge of professional ethics, governance and participation, sustainability and environmental quality, growth and development and social justice.


Ranked 5th among Graduate Planning Programs by Planetizen

Ranked 5th among Graduate Planning Programs by Planetizen