2022-2023 Public Information: Masters in Urban and Regional Planning

Student Achievement - MURP

Summary information about student achievement, tuition, financial aid, AICP and placement is available here: Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The program measures student learning and achievement through direct (tests, capstone projects, rubrics, employer ratings, scores and pass rates on licensure exams) and indirect (course grades, surveys, student self- ratings, alumni satisfaction with learning) assessment methods. Our expectation is that upon graduation, students demonstrate mastery in knowledge, skills and values of the planning profession preparing them for an entry-level position.

The first measure is an objective evaluation by faculty members through the rubric systems, assessing the Program's Culminating Experience with emphasis on knowledge, skills, attitudes, competencies, and habits of mind. This evaluation tool has four levels, with 1 being a beginner in learning about the planning profession and 4 mastering knowledge, skills, attitudes, competencies, and habits of mind of the planning profession.

The second measure is feedback from our capstone clients, who are qualified external sources that provide specific information about our program learning outcomes. Planning practicum is the capstone project in our curriculum and the final milestone in our student's development. As our students apply their knowledge, skills and values to real world examples, they are evaluated by external stakeholders.