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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.

Job Opportunities

MURP emphasizes developing planners for professional practice through real-world experiences.

Many graduates pursue careers in:


Direct correspondence to:

Dr. Hee-Jung Jun, MURP Director
(678) 839-4998