What will I learn?

Located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the fourth largest metropolitan region in the U.S., both our City and Regional Planning Master’s Degree Program (MCRP) and Ph.D. in Urban Planning & Public Policy (UPPP)programs are situated in an optimal laboratory to study, analyze, and provide planning solutions to contemporary urban problems, such as sprawl, pollution, equity, carbon footprints, economic development, aging infrastructure, and, more generally, contributing to the development of sustainable cities and regions.

Both programs reside in the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA), whose Institute of Urban Studies provides student research and practical experience through the professional planning services it offers to cities across the state of Texas.

The MCRP program prepares students for careers as professional planners with public, private and nonprofit organizations. It does this by training students to apply planning theory, knowledge, techniques, and skills to “real world” planning problems through coursework, studios, and internship opportunities.

UTA’s City and Regional Planning Master’s Degree Program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). The program’s mission, goals and objectives, and accreditation efforts are shaped in consultation with the MCRP Advisory Board composed of alumni and area practitioners.

Which department am I in?

College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$20,620.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022


College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs

601 W. Nedderman Dr.,

Suite 203,



76019, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission criteria include: Official transcripts showing an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited school, with a 3.0 or higher grade point average for the last 60 undergraduate or the last 18 graduate/post-baccalaureate credit hours completed.

For international students

An applicant must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or its foreign equivalent, with a satisfactory grade-point average.

Applicants are expected to submit a score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, a score of at least 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL iBT total score of 79. Further, when the TOEFL iBT is taken, sectional scores of at least 22 on the writing section, 21 on the speaking section, 20 on the reading section, and 16 on the listening section are preferred.

Admissions application priority dates: Fall: March 15; Spring: August 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Texas At Arlington

Anyone who seeks to become a success in their career will find that UTA has the staff and learning facilities to help them achieve their goals.

  • One of the top research institutions in the US
  • Diverse campus with students from 100 countries
  • Outstanding facilities across a 420-acre campus
  • Excellent graduate prospects