How to Apply
Master of City Design (MCD)
The number of students admitted to the MCD is limited. Admissions are selective and competitive. Fall semester start only. Early submissions are encouraged in order to receive fullest consideration. There is no deadline to be considered for merit-based scholarships and stipends awarded by the department. Deadline for international applicants is April 1. Deadline for domestic applicants is May 15.
Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP)
The number of students admitted to the MUPP program is limited. Admissions are selective and competitive. Submit your application early in order to receive fullest consideration. For fall admission, the international application deadline is April 1 and the domestic application deadline is May 15. Applicants who wish to be considered for departmental merit-based assistantships and scholarships must apply by January 15. For spring admission, the international application deadline has been extended until October 1 and the domestic deadline is now November 1. UPP does not grant admission for summer semester.
Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy
The number of students admitted to the PhD program is limited. Admissions are selective and competitive. Submit your application early in order to receive fullest consideration. PhD students are admitted for fall semester only and the deadline for all applicants is December 15.
The application is online and students must submit all credentials electronically. Please check this page for all details pertaining to application requirements, submitting the online application and supplemental credentials.
PhD students applying for merit-based financial assistance from the department are required to submit the Application for Graduate Appointment. Please note that students admitted as non-degree seeking will not be eligible for any financial assistance, including loan programs.
Note for international applicants
Further information about applying as an international student can be found on the UIC Admissions website here.
Checking Application Status
Directions for checking the status of your application can be found here.
Institution codes for standardized tests:
There is no department code. Use the following institution codes:
GRE – 1851 GMAT – 1929 TOEFL – 1851.
Please check that the correct UIC curriculum code is listed on your application. Using a wrong code may delay review of application and acceptance into UIC.
MUPP Curriculum Code: 20FS1786
PHD Curriculum Code: 20FS1785
UPP Non-Degree Curriculum Code: 20FS1786NDEG
Geospatial Analysis and Visualization Campus Certificate Curriculum Code: 20FS5209NDEG