University of California, Irvine

School of Social Ecology

Planning, Policy and Design - MS, MURP & PhD


UC Irvine Graduate Division

University of California

Irvine, CA 92697

United States


(949) 824-5544


(949) 824-7993

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Planning, Policy and Design, Master of Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.) Master of Science (M.S.)in Civil and Environmental Engineering/Master of Urban and Regional Planning - Dual degree program

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Master's of Urban and Regional Planning

Prospective graduate students from all backgrounds, including humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, natural sciences, architecture and engineering, are welcome to apply to the MURP program. Minimum admission standards normally include a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and a promising performance on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).

Dual degree, M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering/Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering offer a concurrent degree program that allows students to earn both a master's in Urban and Regional Planning and master's in Civil Engineering. The concurrent degree program requires 72 units of study. In urban and regional planning, the student must complete 10 core courses and eight electives. In Engineering the program is organized around two tracks: (1) transportation systems, and (2) environmental hydrology and water resources. The program core comprises 15 graduate courses for the transportation systems track, and 13 graduate and two undergraduate courses for the environmental hydrology and water resources track.



Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities

International Student Requirements:

ibt TOEFL 80 or above

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans

Locale: Midsize City

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