Advising for MUEP Students

Staff and faculty are here to help support your progress through the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning program. Refer to this guide (separated into Academic, Career and Research) to help you determine who best to contact for your specific needs and questions.

When in doubt, please email and we will route you to the correct person. You can also refer to the SGSUP Graduate Programs Handbook and SGSUP Graduate Advising webpage for additional information, instructions and resources.

Click on the below category that best fits your question:

Academic Advising

For questions relating to requirements, policies, registration and more, please contact Fernanda Quiroz or Christopher Clanahan for assistance. If you aren't sure where your question might fall, send an email to and they will direct your question to the correct person.

Degree and Course Requirements

  MUEP degree requirements

  Accelerated degree program requirements (4+1 or IADP)

  Which electives are approved, or how to petition for approval of an elective

  How to schedule thesis defense

  Adding a graduate certificate to your experience


  How to fill out your iPOS, or solving technical issues with updating your iPOS

  Assistance with faculty advisor or supervisory committee on your iPOS

  Changing your capstone/culminating event on your iPOS

  Submitting petitions

Financial Support

  Fellowship and award applications

  Teaching Assistant (TA) applications, requirements, and assignments

  Research support funds and travel

Policy and Procedures

  Requirements for international students

  Explanation of Graduate College and ASU policies

  Leave of absence, medical/compassionate withdrawal, or program withdrawal

  Questions about graduate student forms

  Graduation and commencement questions


  Help registering for courses, or solving technical issues with registration

  Override requests or enrolling in omnibus credits (e.g., research, internship)

  Late add/drop or withdrawals

Career and Program Advising

The MUEP program is more than just a degree. Our program also works to help you prepare for the future by offering career advising. Please contact the MUEP Program Coordinator (Samantha Samples) for assistance relating to careers and how to make the most of your time in the MUEP program. Not sure if your questions falls within the below categories? Please email for assistance.

For general career development help and resources, please see the resources listed at the bottom of this page!

Career and Networking

  Career options your degree offers

  Student and professional organizations

Training and Development

  Upcoming training, presentations, and workshops

  Professional conferences (APA National, AzAPA, etc.)

  American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification

Area of specialization

  How to choose your culminating experience

  Which planning specialization fits with your career goals

  Which electives fit with your planning specialization or your other interests

Feedback about your experience in the MUEP program

Research and Project Advising

Students who elect to complete an applied project or thesis must select a faculty advisor by the end of their first year. Please reach out to your faculty advisor for topics relating to the following:

Supervision of Applied Project or Thesis

Getting your PhD to become a professional researcher or an academic

Career Development Resources

Are you ready to start applying for an internship or your first planning job? The below resources can help guide you in finding the right position, preparing your application and help you feel fulfilled in your career choices!

Planning Careers

General Advice