The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) at University of California, Irvine is a two-year degree program that educates aspiring planning professionals to solve societal, economic, and environmental challenges and build a just and sustainable future.
Upon graduation, students have the critical thinking, networking, and analytical skills to succeed in planning practice. Our faculty, students, and alumni reflect the diversity of society and become effective leaders in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
UCI MURP is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top professional planning programs with full accreditation from the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).
UCI MURP has been ranked #1 in Most Diverse, #6 among Suburban Programs, and #8 in Public Programs in North America, according to the latest survey of the nation's top graduate programs in urban planning by Planetizen released in 2023.
MURP Program Highlights
Project Based Learning
MURP Strategic Plan
MURP Program Learning Outcomes (PLO)
Our post-graduation employment rate is consistently strong. Of the 80 percent of graduates with known employment status who did not pursue further education within one year of graduation, 99 percent of 2015-2019 graduates secured employment in planning or planning-related jobs within one year of graduation.
To find out more about the MURP program and how it can help you reach your professional goals, read our Director's message and explore our site. Keep an eye on program happenings by watching the department's News.
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