Graduate Programs in Urban and Regional Planning


Use this page for additional information on the admission requirements and process for: 

  • Master of Urban Planning
  • MUP Dual degree programs

Join us for an online info session to learn more about our programs, or sign up for a Q&A to talk to a member of our graduate admissions team.

Attention PhD Applicants

Please apply here for our PhD program in urban and regional planning

1 Deadlines

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning reviews completed applications for graduate admission on a rolling basis.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, provided space remains in the incoming class. Apply today for primary consideration for scholarship admissions. 

2 Collect your official credentials needed during application process

Complete applications must include the following, uploaded to your online application:

  • Official transcript(s) from every institution you have previously attended. 
  • 500-word essay describing your interests in planning and your aspirations for the MUP degree. Please be specific about influential courses, instructors, books, personal or professional experiences, and goals.
  • Two recommendations (minimum). Please identify in your application the names of persons who will be writing recommendations. You are strongly encouraged to arrange for at least one from a person who knows your academic work. The individuals will receive an automated email message requesting a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Resume that outlines your work and educational background and experiences.
  • Please visit the UB Graduate School for general admissions requirements to the University at Buffalo

3 Apply NOW!

For the following combined degree programs, you will need to submit separate applications to be admitted to the respective programs.