Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)
MURP was renamed from the former MS in Rural and Small Town Planning.
The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program is designed to prepare students for a planning career in public, private, and non-profit sectors. The curriculum combines an appreciation of planning as a profession, substantive studies regarding urban and regional challenges and opportunities, and a set of analytical skills useful to planning practice. Together these prepare future planners who can strive for enhancing the quality of everyone, developing local economies and for an entire country, providing affordable housing, promoting green energy, preserving threatened land, building great public transit, and developing sustainable cities and regions.
MURP emphasizes developing planners for professional practice through real-world experiences.
Many graduates pursue careers in:
- City and county planning agencies
- City and county economic development agencies
- Metropolitan planning organizations
- State and federal government agencies
- Watershed organizations
- Public or non-profit housing agencies
- Private sector planning and design firms
- Public park systems
- Nonprofit advocacy organizations
- University research centers
Direct correspondence to:
Dr. Hee-Jung Jun, MURP Director