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NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM
Masters of Urban and Regional Planning
GOAL OF THE PROGRAM
To educate generalist planners for professional jobs in urban planning, community and economic development, and other related fields. We are committed to good urban design and to strategies and policies that promote land use in the public interest and for the benefit of multiple constituencies.
TUITION AND FEES IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-16
Indiana residents: $10,104
Non-resident students: $22,218
2014-2015: 83 percent
Number of degrees issued academic year 2014-15: 11
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS GRADUATING IN FOUR YEARS
92 percent of those entering in 2011-12 graduated in four years. So far, 75 percent of those entering in 2012-2013 have graduated. (Two years is the typical timeframe to complete the degree.)
Percentage of graduates employed after one year: We surveyed those who graduated in calendar year 2014. 100 percent of respondents were employed in six months or less. 80 percent were in planning or a closely related field.
In the decade 2005-2015, 22 of our MURP graduates passed the exam within three years of their graduation, giving the program a 69 percent pass rate, per AICP data. From the most recent class eligible to take the exam, the class of 2013, one graduate has taken the exam and passed for a rate of 100 percent.
Employer evaluation of five students completing internships in summer 2015 ranked the students 7.5 on an 8-point scale. When asked how competent the students are to work in the field, employers ranked those students 7.2 on the 8-point scale. When asked to rank the student interns’ contributions to their company’s goals, employers ranked the interns 7.2 on the 8-point scale.
In a survey of students who graduated in 2014:
60 percent said their MURP education prepared them well for their careers.
60 percent said their MURP education prepared them to analyze data quantitatively.
90 percent agreed or strongly agreed that their MURP education prepared them to work collaboratively with others.
90 percent agreed or strongly agreed that their MURP education prepared them to understand issues of equity and social justice.
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