Master of
Urban & Regional Planning

About

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) is a two-year professional curriculum. The program is one of only four in the Pacific Northwest that is professionally accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. In this program, you’ll 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.

Public Information Graduate Course Sequence


Admission Requirements

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

  • 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.
  • Completion of a class in statistics prior to entry into the program or complete a course while in the program. In the latter case, the credits for the class will not be included in the 72 credits required for the degree.

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, Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

Notes:

With the exception of those who have applied for leaves of absence, students who enroll in PLAN 601 Research Project must maintain continuous enrollment until their degree requirements are met.

Grade Requirements: the candidate for the degree of Master of Urban and Regional Planning must pass a final examination. At the time of the final examination, a student’s cumulative GPA ≥3.0. There must be no unabsolved grades less than C. 

Required Core Curriculum
Theory/Philosophy
PLAN 501FOUNDATIONS OF PLANNING5
PLAN 502ADVANCED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT5
PLAN 508REFLECTIVE PLANNING THEORY3
Administrative/Management
PLAN 500PLANNING PRACTICE2
PLAN 505PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION AND LAW5
Methods/Techniques
PLAN 503PLANNING METHODS I5
PLAN 504PLANNING METHODS II: POPULATION AND ECONOMY 5
PLAN 506PLANNING METHODS III5
PLAN 540LAND USE PLANNING5
PLAN 565GIS FOR URBAN AND REGIONAL ANALYSIS4
Applied Synthesis
PLAN 507ADVANCED PLANNING STUDIO5
PLAN 523TRIBAL GOVERNANCE4
PLAN 542SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES3
PLAN 570ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING5
PLAN 591RESEARCH PROJECT PREPARATION1
PLAN 601RESEARCH PROJECT (1–15 variable credit course)5
Electives–choose one or more5
PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS
NETWORKED GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SECTOR GRANTS-WRITING
WALKABLE COMMUNITIES
URBAN DESIGN
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION TECHNIQUES
HOUSING
COMMUNITY FACILITIES PLANNING
PLANNING, POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
RURAL AND SMALL TOWN PLANNING
GRADUATE INTERNSHIP
Total Credits72

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