Masters of Urban Planning

Welcome!

We're excited that you are considering applying for admission to the Master of Urban Planning program in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

The Master of Urban Planning is the primary degree for those seeking a career as a professional planner. The MUP curriculum consists of a focused set of core courses required of all students, specialized field courses, applied workshops, a recommended internship, and a capstone requirement. The program is purposely flexible so that students may design a program that builds their expertise in a specialized area of practice such as land use and environmental planning, transportation planning, community development and social justice, housing, sustainable urban design, and local and regional economic development. The department also has an active international program designed to expose students to planning practices and challenges in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

You can find information about the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, admissions criteria, how to apply, admission FAQs, financial support, and campus visit on our website.

For questions regarding application status, information not available from the above websites, and general clarifications, please contact:

Jennifer Kowalski
Recruiting and Admissions Specialist
111 Temple Buell Hall, 611 E. Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
Voice: 217-244-5364
Fax: 217-244-1717
E-mail: jakowal@illinois.edu

For additional questions, please contact:

Professor Bumsoo Lee
Director of MUP Admissions
111 Temple Buell Hall, 611 E. Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
Voice: 217-333-3601
Fax: 217-244-1717
E-mail: bumsoo@illinois.edu