Graduate Urban Regional Planning

Option 1: First Professional Degree

If this is your first time pursuing education in planning, you can take our first professional degree track. This two-year program is also for nontraditional students who have already been in the workforce.

During your first year, you can expect to take core courses

that provide a foundation in the field, planning history and theory, legal issues, presentation techniques, and research methods. A land analysis and site-planning studio will introduce you to typical planning problems in a context of group interaction and presentation.

The second-year courses include further methods courses and two studios, one on comprehensive planning and one on special topics. To gain real-life experience, you will find the second year studios increasingly emphasize interaction with real-world clients. Electives in planning and related fields allow you to pursue your individual interests in planning, though the emphasis is always on creating a well-prepared generalist planner rather than a specialist

To see the 48-hour MURP curriculum, click here.

To read about these courses in the graduate catalog, click here.

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Department of Urban Planning
Architecture Building (AB), Room 327
Ball State University
Muncie , IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1963
Fax: 765-285-2648