MUEP Program - Public Information

The Planning Accreditation Board, which oversees accreditation for all planning degree programs in North America, mandates that all accredited Planning programs publish specified program information. Additionally, each program is to highlight their program's performance indicators and detail the current achievement of those goals. We hope you find this information useful in deciding whether our graduate program is a good fit for you.

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Tuition and fees for a full-time graduate student for one academic year:

2021-2022 Academic Year
Tuition Fees Total
In-state:
$11,720
$4,388
$16,108
Out-of-state:
$23,544
$4,388
$27,932

For the most up-to-date information, see the ASU Cost Calculator (Tuition Estimator).

Graduation and retention rates:

The retention rate is the percentage of first-year students who return the next academic year. The graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduate within 4 years of enrolling.

Academic
year

Number of
first-year
students enrolled

Retention
rate
Graduated within
4 years
Graduation
rate
2020 - 2021
30
93%
n/a
n/a
2019 - 2020
38
97%
33
87%
2018 - 2019
18
94%
16
88%
2017 - 2018
20
100%
17
85%
Number of degrees awarded: 2021 - 25

Pass rate for AICP examination:

To become a certified planner, members of the American Planning Association (APA) must meet certain education and experience requirements and pass the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Exam. The pass rate is the percentage of test takers who pass the examination within 5 years of graduating from a masters' program.

Graduation
Year
Number of
Exams Taken
Pass
Rate
2018 11 54.5%
2017
8
28.6%
2016
6
83.3%
2015
5
40.0%
2014
6
83.3%

Employment rates 1 year after graduation:


Graduation
year
Professional
Planning Job
Planning
Related Job
Pursuing
Advanced Degree
Employed in
Other Fields
2020
48%
3%
10%
7%
2019
47%
27%
13%
0%
2018
68%
5%
5%
0%
2017 54% 8% 8% 8%

Note: The remaining percent when totaled for each row are graduates with unknown employment status.

Student achievement as determined by the program:

The Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning program assesses student achievement based on 5 indicators:

Areas of achievement and
expected outcomes

Criteria

Academic year
Fall 2021-Spring 2022

Integrated knowledge of urban systems,
processes & skills in planning applications.

80% will perform at or above 80% on
final score in PUP 501 Planning History & Theory

100.0%

80% will perform at or above 80% on
final project in PUP 580 Planning Capstone Workshop

100.0%

Mastery of advanced methods that are
used as planning professionals.

80% will perform at or above 80% on
final examination in PUP 571 Planning Methods I

92.1%

80% will perform at or above 80% on
final examination in PUP 579 Planning Methods II

94.1%