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Master in Urban and Regional Planning

The Portland State University Master of Urban and Regional Planning is a two-year, 72 credit professional degree program designed for these interested in working as professional planners.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $683 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

The Urban and Regional Planning curriculum at Portland State University includes a 46-credit core that focuses on the history and theory of planning as a field, plan implementation, analytical methods (including Geographic Information Systems [GIS]), and the dynamics of metropolitan development. MURP students have the opportunity to customize their education to meet particular scholastic and professional objectives.

Each student may specialize in one field, and five specializations are available to MURP students:

  • Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Environment
  • Land Use
  • Transportation

Courses Included

  • Regional Planning and Metropolitan Growth Mgmt
  • Planning in the Pacific Northwest
  • Reshaping the Metropolis
  • Cities in the Global Political Economy