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Public Information

The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP) program.

Student Achievement

Goals of the MUPP program are to:

  • Prepare MUPP students for professional employment in urban planning related occupations
  • Support and promote collaborative learning among faculty and students with colleagues, citizens and organizations in civic domains ranging from the local to the global scale
  • Strive to offer practical professional advice through an array of integrated teaching, research and service activities for a diverse clientele coping with complex urban problems.

An outcome measure associated with these goals is: Graduates will be able to compose professional advice combining writing, speaking, enumerating, visualizing and computing skills to offer practically relevant and professionally competent products. Achievement of this outcome is measured in UPP 506: Plan-Making Studio, a required course that is a centerpiece of the MUPP curriculum, taken in the spring of the first year. A common problem is developed by faculty; it addresses current issues and challenges facing a community in the Chicago area. Problems have ranged from the neighborhood to the sub-regional level. Achievement is measured by grades received in UPP 506, with a benchmark of 85% of students meeting or exceeding expectations. A grade of “A” indicated exceeding the benchmark; “B” meeting expectations; “C” partially meeting expectations, and “D” or “F” failing to meet expectations.


2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

In State Residents, per full-time academic year
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year


Student Retention Rate

Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2022 and continued into fall 2023

Student Graduation Rate

Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2019

Percentage of students graduating within 6 years, entering class of 2017 (for accredited undergrad)

Number of Degrees Awarded

Number of degrees awarded for 2022-2023 Academic Year

AICP Certification

Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2019

Percentage of bachelor’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who passed, graduating class of 2017 (for accredited undergrad)


Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2022