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What will I learn?

The Master of Urban Planning (MUP) is a professional program designed to prepare students for careers in public planning agencies, nonprofit organizations or in private practice. This two-year program is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). No specific undergraduate background is required for admission to this degree program, although many students come from backgrounds in Architecture, Geography, Political Science, Engineering, Urban Studies, and Business.

During the program, students learn skills they need to pursue careers in planning though classes, internships and other opportunities, such as Faculty Research, Study Abroad, Innovative Cities lectures, and the annual Causier Lecture.


  • UrbPlan 701 Introduction to Land Use Planning
  • UrbPlan 702 Introduction to Planning Law
  • UrbPlan 711 Planning Theories and Practice
  • UrbPlan 721 Applied Planning Methods
  • Graduate Elective

Which department am I in?

School of Architecture and Urban Planning

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
US$25,876.00 per year

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

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

24 January 2022


School of Architecture and Urban Planning

2131 E. Hartford Avenue,



53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants for admission to the UWM Graduate School must have the following: A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent as determined by the UWM Centre on International Education, from a regionally accredited institution, completed before the first term of enrolment in the Graduate School. Students applying to approved integrated bachelor’s/master’s programs are exempt from this requirement, A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale).

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline.

General Test (preferred scores in top 50%-ile) In addition to the GRE, international students are required to submit test results from the TOEFL or IELTS (minimum score requirements: TOEFL: 100 (iBT); IELTS: 7.0).

Application Deadline: January 15 (fall admission), October 1 (spring admission)

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


About University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

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  • A globally engaged, top research university
  • Located in Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee
  • Offers over 200 academic programs
  • 17:1 student-to-teacher ratio

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