Urban Planning, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #101 (ARWU) , TX,
The Texas A&M Master of Urban Planning program brings together some of the fi nest thinkers and researchers in many critical, cutting-edge areas of contemporary planning. Graduates of the program go on to become leaders in the state, nation, and around the globe—changing our world, one plan at a time.


The curriculum provides every MUP student with the opportunity to develop a specialty in one or more areas of practice: Health and Human Services, Housing and Economic Development, Land Use and Environmental Planning, or Transportation Planning and Design. There is also a Self Selected option which allows the student to work closely with an advisor to develop expertise in a subject not covered by the four topical emphasis areas (for example, Historic Preservation or Urban Design). Recognizing that our field is a combination of both art and science, we build our students' professional skills through applied course work and field experience, as well as the latest findings from applicable research.

Planners help communities envision their potential and understand strategies for reaching it. They gather data and present it in meaningful ways so that a participatory planmaking process is possible for all the groups affected by it, from policy maker to business owner to citizen. Planners are also key to carrying out plans, responsible for coordinating actions and policy enforcement among diverse groups of people.


The Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Program at Texas A&M University is the oldest planning program in Texas, having been authorized in 1965 and accredited in 1969. It is now one of three accredited programs available in the state.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Methods I: Demography and Economic Analysis
  • Structure and Function of Urban Settlements
  • Planning Methods II: Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure
  • GIS for Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning 
  • Legal Basis for Planning 
  • Applied Planning Studio 
  • Plan Implementation 
  • Foundations of Planning (History and Theory)
  • Participatory Plan-making
  • Site Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

To apply, applicants must mail a completed application, official transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score and application fee -- $50 for domestic applicants and $75 for international applicants. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14544 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    14544 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14544 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    6918 USD/year
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    Based on the original amount of 6918 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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