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

email: urbplan@illinois.edu


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.


Graduate Degree Programs in Urban Planning

Sustainable Urban Management, MS

Urban Planning, MUP

Regional Planning, PhD


joint programs:

Urban Planning, MUP & Architecture, MARCH

Urban Planning, MUP & Law, JD

Urban Planning, MUP & Landscape Architecture, MLA

                 Urban Planning, MUP & Public Health, MPH

Urban Planning, MUP & any Illinois master's degree in related field