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.
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 of the Department of Geography, Anthropology & Planning. 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.