Updated Date: 10/26/18

Consistent with the Standard 7.D. 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

2017-18 Tuition and Fees:

  • In State Residents, per full-time academic year:  $12,212.00
  • Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year:  $29,423.00

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • Retention (Fall 2016-Fall 2017)

    • Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2016 and continued into fall 2017:  98%
  • Graduation (Fall 2013-Fall 2015)

    • Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2013:  96%

Number of degrees awarded for the 2016 – 2017 Academic Year:  38

AICP Certification

Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2012 – 14 students:  100%


Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2016:  97%

Recent graduates have been employed by: Active Living by Design, Alta Planning & Design, Aspen Institute, City of San Francisco, FEMA, Fehr & Peers, Inter-American Development Bank, NC Department of Transportation, US Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Student Achievement

All students complete a Master’s Project 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 2017, the faculty’s evaluation of student achievement around the MP is as follows:

General Planning Knowledge

  • 100% demonstrated an understanding of planning theory, planning law, human settlements and history of planning
  • 97% demonstrated an understanding of the Purpose and meaning of planning

Planning Skills

  • 100% demonstrated skill in research, written oral and graphic communication and quantitative and qualitative methods
  • 95% demonstrated skill in plan creation and implementation, planning process methods and leadership.

Values and Ethics

  • 100% demonstrated knowledge of professional ethics, governance and participation, sustainability and environmental quality, growth and development and social justice