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Urban Planning

Program Overview:

Degree Offered: MUP (54 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: February 1
Spring Application Deadline: October 1
Graduate Advisor: Prof. John Chin
Contact Information:


Applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution and/or require student visas must submit their applications no later than February 1  to be considered for Fall admission and September 15 to be considered for Spring admission.

Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.
  • Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 expected. *Applicants with grade point average below 3.0 will be considered for admission when GRE scores, documentation of professional experience in the field, and/or graduate level academic work completed in other accredited graduate programs demonstrates adequate preparation to successfully pursue the degree program.
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional sources.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words describing your objectives in undertaking graduate study. In reviewing applications, considerable importance is placed on the applicant’s interest in and commitment to advanced study and professional development.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • Paper Based Test: 550
      • Computer Administered Test: 213
      • Internet Based Test: 60 (less speaking component) 

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the Urban Policy and Planning Department website

Graduate Admissions Summer Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:30am- 4:30pm

*Hunter College offices are closed on Fridays during the Summer. This schedule is in effect from Monday, June 24th through Friday, August 9th

**Please follow the Hunter College website for additional college closings

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