MURP Advanced Standing

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Beginning fall 2021, students graduating with their BA from an accredited Urban Planning program, including EWU’s BA in Urban and Regional Planning (BAURP), can apply for “advanced standing” into the Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program. A BA is required for entry into the Advanced Standing MURP program, which reduces the number of required credits in the MURP program to 41. The MURP program is normally a 2-year professional curriculum, whereas the Advanced Standing MURP is a 1-year professional curriculum. Prospective students should apply in their final year of undergraduate studies, culminating in their BAURP.

Like the MURP, in the Advanced Standing MURP program, you will learn how to make a difference in your community and solve real-world problems. We provide unique opportunities for those who want to play a part in shaping a better future. Our graduates succeed in finding employment both in the United States and internationally.

Contact urp@ewu.edu for more information. For planning your course schedule, contact Dr. Matthew Anderson at manderson22@ewu.edu or Dr. Jason Scully at jscully@ewu.edu.

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Admission Requirements

Admission requirements of the Advanced Standing MURP program include those required by Graduate Studies at EWU as well as the following:

  • A BAURP degree from EWU
  • Two letters of recommendation submitted through the online application process to the planning graduate advisor: Dr. Jason Scully. Both letters should be from instructors familiar with your undergraduate, or where applicable, graduate academic record. In the event you have professional planning experience, letters may come from a supervisor or other person familiar with your planning work.
  • A personal letter of intent explaining why you wish to study planning and outlining your educational and career goals, also submitted via the online application tool.

Applications are submitted online through EWU’s GradCAS graduate application form. The EWU Graduate Studies Office collects a $75 application fee. No additional fee is charged for application to the MURP program.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Urban and Regional Planning, Advanced Standing Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP)

Advanced Standing for Masters of Urban and Regional Planning

The masters degree in Urban & Regional Planning has become the 'industry standard' in the profession. Although our EWU undergraduate BAURP is fully accredited, these external demands mean that our alumni often seek the masters degree in order to advance professionally. This one-year, 41 credit hour course of study provides an opportunity for graduates of the EWU undergraduate Urban and Regional Planning to obtain the accredited masters with advanced standing.

Additionally, if you are a graduate of any other accredited Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) accredited undergraduate planning program we would be pleased to consider your application for Advanced Standing.  Advanced standing may also be possible for graduates of other closely-related undergraduate programs -- please consult with the Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Advisor.

Advanced Standing Curriculum
Summer Quarter
PLAN 591RESEARCH PROJECT PREPARATION1
Optional Elective5
Fall Quarter
PLAN 501FOUNDATIONS OF PLANNING5
PLAN 506PLANNING METHODS III5
PLAN 523TRIBAL GOVERNANCE4
Winter Quarter
PLAN 502ADVANCED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT5
PLAN 507ADVANCED PLANNING STUDIO5
PLAN 508REFLECTIVE PLANNING THEORY3
Spring Quarter
PLAN 542SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES3
PLAN 601RESEARCH PROJECT5
Elective if needed
Total Credits41

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