Our master of urban and regional planning (MURP) degree is a rigorous program that focuses on effective urban development in the public interest and leads to professional certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners (since 2004, nearly 90% of our graduates taking the AICP Exam passed, well above the 75% average of all accredited programs). Our program emphasizes four program values, which are woven throughout the master’s curriculum. These values include a focus on physical planning, emphasis on a holistic approach, a multicultural perspective, and a tradition of hands-on education.
The MURP program offers two degree options, one for students with an undergraduate degree in a field other than planning, and an accelerated track for those who already have an accredited bachelor's degree in planning.
The MURP curriculum is segmented into a common core that all students take, a core particular to a chosen area of concentrated study, and allied electives available in planning and 16 other fields. The core presents knowledge that is essential to planning or its concentration areas.
As a MURP student, you will get the benefits of personal studio space and the latest technology, community-based projects, and study abroad trips. You will also benefit from a variety of “out-of-calls” experiences and resources that equip you for a successful career.
To apply to the graduate program in urban and regional planning, you must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university. You must also meet the requirements of the Ball State Graduate School or the Rinker Center for International Programs. Learn more about how to apply for our program.
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