Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.)

The M.U.P. program is a professionally-oriented degree that focuses on the preparation of planners who will be employed primarily by local governments, planning consultants and community-based organizations. The degree is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.

Students have the opportunity to specialize in housing and community development, urban economic development, or managing metropolitan growth. Through course projects and internships, students are able to gain structured practical experience. Student projects conducted as "capstone" courses have been recognized for excellence by the Michigan Society of Planning. The department's Stilgenbauer GIS Laboratory provides students with state-of-the-art microcomputer workstations with mapping and statistical analysis capabilities.


Visit the Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) page for specific graduate admission criteria and requirements.

Scheduling of classes

Most urban planning classes are scheduled on an annual basis. Planning classes generally meet one day a week, in the evening or on Saturday, to permit working students to pursue their degrees. Elective classes outside of the department may meet during day time hours or more than once a week.

A list of all M.U.P. courses offered by the department and the semester in which they are offered can be found in the course listing (see the end of each course description).

View M.U.P. courses offered by semester

Career insights

This tool provides a broad overview of how major selection can lead to careers and is provided without any implied promise of employment. Some careers will require further education, skills, or competencies. Actual salaries may vary significantly between similar employers and could change by graduation, as could employment opportunities and job titles.