The Department of Urban and Regional Planning reviews completed applications for graduate admission on a rolling basis. For fall admission, applications received by March 1 will receive primary consideration for scholarships and admissions. Applications received thereafter are reviewed on a rolling basis, provided space remains in the incoming class.
For spring admission, applications received by October 31 will receive primary consideration for scholarships and admissions. International students are encouraged to apply by October 1. Applications received thereafter are reviewed on a rolling basis, provided space remains in the incoming class.
Complete applications must include the following, uploaded to your online application:
You can apply to our master’s programs online. Your application will be forwarded to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning when you have completed the online application. Once you submit your application online for formal review, you will be provided with a link to our online payment system, where you can pay the application fee.
Please select the degree program for which you are applying:
As of Spring 2020, all degree programs will apply through the same link.
For the following combined degree programs, you will need to submit separate applications to be admitted to the respective programs.
Apply to the MUP portion of the program
Apply to the UB School of Law for the JD portion of the program
Applications should specify that you are applying to the dual MUP+JD program
Students may also apply to the combined program while enrolled in either the UB School of Law or Department of Urban and Regional Planning (all application requirements must be met, including taking the Law School Admission Test (LSAT))
On each application, in your personal statement, indicate that you are applying to the other and that you intend to pursue the combined degree program. Administrators of the two programs coordinate their reviews of the application and make every effort to respond to the applicant at the same time regarding the decision of their application.