Master of Urban Planning

Joint Degrees

Joint degree programs allow students to pursue two graduate degrees simultaneously, where the total time for the two degrees is decreased. A student who wishes to enter a joint degree program must be admitted separately to each program as a joint degree candidate. Both degrees are awarded simultaneously upon completion of all requirements.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers joint degree with the Master’s of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) and the following degree programs:

Joint Degree Admisisons Process

Students who wishes to enroll in the M.U.P. joint degree program must be admitted separately to each program as a joint degree candidate. Please follow joint program instructions in the Apply Yourself system.  Applicants must meet the admission requirements for both programs.

Students currently enrolled in another department at the University of Illinois can apply to the joint degree program by submitting the following to the M.U.P. Admissions Director: a copy of the admission file from their current department, at least two new letters of recommendation from UI faculty, a statement of purpose detailing interest in the joint degree program, and an updated resume. The GRE test is required as well. No application fee is necessary.

In cases where a formal joint-degree program is not established, the participating program must be willing to work with the M.U.P. program to coordinate the joint degree process.

Go to the M.U.P. Admissions page for more information about deadlines, admission criteria, a campus visit, financial aid or departmental contacts.

Joint Degree Requirements

Joint degree students are required to develop a plan of study based on the joint degree requirements. Both departments must sign off on the plan.