Taubman College Urban and Regional Planning Program

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 67%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $32,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $47,000
  • Financial Aid Available

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Degrees Offered

Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Master of Urban and Regional Planning - Dual Degree
PhD in Urban and Regional Planning

Our Program

We believe that planning can change the world.

Urban and regional planners improve the lives of people through changing the environmental quality, economic vitality, and social equity of places. At Taubman College, we educate and encourage our students to be change-oriented leaders in both the professional world and the academy. Two important themes -- social justice and environmental sustainability -- are central to our teaching, research, and working with community partners, all aimed at improving public decision-making and the physical design of spaces. Through a flexible curriculum, our students grapple with the challenges of these themes, and they enrich their educational experience by tapping into the remarkable campus-wide resources that are available here at one of the world’s premier public universities.

At Taubman College, we believe that we can make change through planning. If you share that belief, we invite you to join us as we strengthen and enhance our cities and communities.


  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 67%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75


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  • checkbox-alt 3 Letters of Recommendation
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Application Deadline

January 15

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 66 Students
  • Female

    female 61% Female
  • Male

    male 39% Male


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What Our Students Say

  • "I was ready to make that next step to be a leader in the thought space and practice of community and economic development. The experience I gained during my capstone project prepared me for the work I do now in many ways."

    Jermaine Ruffin, MURP ‘17
  • "Racist policies and practices purposely created inequitable distribution of economic, social and political power, which puts communities of color at most risk to the impacts from climate change. I chose Michigan because the dual degree with the School for Environment and Sustainability allowed me to work on climate change and social systems."

    Kristin Baja, MURP/MS ‘11
  • "I grew not only academically, but also through a deeper understanding about social justice, personal reflections about identity, tangible skills through internships and leadership through student organizations.

    Karis Tzeng, MURP ‘19

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $32,000
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $47,000
  • Financial Aid Available

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  • Average Financial Aid Offer

    grad-aid $11,000

Additional Information

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