Urban Planning


The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) was established in 1965 and began its graduate urban planning program in the 1970s. The first master of urban and regional planning degree was awarded in 1977.

At this time, the College of Science and Humanities offered a major in urban and regional studies (URS). In 1982, the URS program was transferred to CAP, and work began on designing an undergraduate professional degree program. Once the bachelor of urban planning and development was developed, the URS program was phased out. In fall 1986, three students entered the bachelor’s degree program, and in 1990, the first students of the program graduated.

A year later in 1991, 34 master’s degree students graduated, and in 2001, our accelerated track opened to graduates with accredited degrees.