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Urban Planning

Program Overview:

Degree Offered: MUP (54 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: March 1
Spring Application Deadline: October 15
Graduate Advisor: Prof. Nicholas Bloom
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.

  • Undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 expected. *Applicants with grade point average below 3.0 will be considered for admission when 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. 
  • Although the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is NOT required to apply, GRE scores can also be submitted as another method of strengthening the application.
  • 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) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • TOEFL iBT: 80/ Paper Based Test: 550/ Computer Administered Test: 213
      • IELTS: 6.5 Overall Band Score

Additional Information:

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

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 10AM - 5PM

Friday 10AM - 3PM

Telephone (212) 396-6049


*Our office is currently assisting students and prospective applicants at the Welcome Center, Rm 100 North Building (located on the first floor-main Hunter College campus)

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