Urban Planning, MUP Joint Degrees
for the degree of Master of Urban Planning and any other approved Master's degree
department head: Rolf Pendall
director of the MUP program: Bumsoo Lee
MUP admissions director: Andrew Greenlee
director of the PhD program: Faranak Miraftab
overview of admissions & requirements: https://urban.illinois.edu/prospective-students/admissions/master-of-urban-planning/admissions-criteria
overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply
department website: Urban + Regional Planning
program website: https://urban.illinois.edu/prospective-students/academic-programs/master-of-urban-planning
department faculty: https://urban.illinois.edu/people/faculty-directory/core-faculty
college website: College of Fine & Applied Arts
department office: 111 Temple Buell Hall, 611 Taft Drive, Champaign, IL 61820
phone: (217) 333-3890
Candidates may propose joint programs combining the M.U.P. with other UIUC master's degrees (for example, but not limited to, African Studies, Agriculture and Applied Economics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Public Health, Economics, Landscape Architecture, Latin American Studies, Library and Information Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, and Recreation, Sports and Tourism). For joint programs, at least 40 hours must be in Urban Planning, including all core courses and capstone requirements. The two programs must total a minimum of (a) 80 hours, or (b) the sum of 40 Urban Planning hours plus the required number of hours for the second degree, whichever is greater. (In the latter case, the other program may at its discretion count up to 8 hours of Urban Planning courses as electives in meeting its degree requirements as long as students are required to take no fewer than 40 additional hours in that program.) The MUP capstone requirement may be waived for a thesis completed in another program provided faculty from both programs participate on the thesis committee. Students must be in residence in Urban Planning for at least two semesters.
Consult the department's M.U.P. joint degree web page for more information about the admissions process and joint degree requirements. For additional guidance, please contact the Director of the M.U.P. Program.