Public Information and Measures of Student Achievement

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Public Information and Measures of Student Achievement

Name of Degree Program
Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Goal of the MURP Program
The mission of the UCLA Department of Urban Planning is threefold:  (1) to significantly influence urban, regional, and planning scholarship, (2) to train effective, thoughtful, and influential practitioners for leadership roles in the planning profession; and 3) to effect positive social change in creating prosperous communities and a more just society.

Tuition and Fees (UCLA Tuition and Fee Charts)
The fees for the 2013-2014 academic year are:

  • California Residents: $20,761 ($6,920 per quarter)
  • Non-California residents: $33,444  ($11,148 per quarter)

Retention and Graduation Rates
Number of Degrees awarded:

  • 2011-12  74
  • 2012-13 71

Percentage of Students Graduating in Two Years:

  • 2011-12  99%
  • 2012-13 97%

Employment
Alumni survey data indicate that 84  percent of our graduates are employed in full time professional planning or planning related jobs within one year of graduation.

The Luskin School of Public Affairs Career Services Office offers professional development programs and resources including career development workshops, employer information sessions, on-campus interviews, alumni speaker panels, networking events, one-on-one career counseling, mock interviews, and resume critiques. The Career Services Office also maintains a Career Services website containing announcements of current employment opportunities, links to employer information sessions, career fairs and other career related activities.

Alumni Satisfaction
Alumni survey respondents were asked to rate their UCLA education in terms of its effectiveness in preparing them for a career in Urban Planning.  On a five point scale where a five corresponds to "very useful" and a one corresponds to "not useful", almost three-fourths rated their UCLA Urban Planning education as a 4 (46%) or a 5 (25%).  When asked if they would recommend the Department of Urban Planning to someone interested in graduate study, 82 percent responded that they would definitely or probably recommend the program.   

Student achievement as determined by the program;

Percentage of master’s graduates who pass the AICP exam within 3 years after graduation:
Approximately six percent of our MURP graduates take the AICP exam within three years of graduation and 100 percent of those who have taken the exam have passed.