Consistent with the standards of the Planning Accreditation Board Criterion 7D, the program is providing the following information:

Student Achievement as determined by the Program
The graduating class of 2016 was 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”), over three-fourths rated their UCLA Urban Planning education as a 4 (61%) or a 5 (21%).

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
  3. to affect positive social change in creating prosperous communities and a more just society.

Tuition and Fees (full-time student, one academic year)
2016-17 academic year

  • California Residents: $22,966.37
  • Non-California residents: $35,697.37

Retention and Graduation Rates

Percentage of degree-seeking Master’s students who began studies in Fall 2015 and continued into Fall 201696%
Percentage of degree-seeking Master’s students who began studies in Fall 2014 and continued into Fall 201599%
Percentage of degree-seeking Master’s students who began studies in Fall 2013 and continued into Fall 201497%

Percentage of single-degree Master’s students graduating within four years, entering class of 201297%
Percentage of single-degree Master’s students graduating with four years, entering class of 201197%

Number of degrees awarded, 2014-15 Academic Year = 63
Number of degrees awarded, 2015-16 Academic Year = 66

AICP Exam Pass Rate

To become a certified planner, members of the American Planning Association (APA) must meet certain education and experience requirements and pass the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Exam.  The pass rate is the percentage of test takers who pass the examination within three years of graduating from the Master’s program.

Graduation Year2009
201020112012 2013
Number taking exam4

4221
Pass rate100%
75%100%100%100%

Employment Rate

The Employment Rate measures the percentage of MURP graduates who obtain planning positions or elect to purse an advanced degree within one year of graduation.

84% of 2015 graduates were employed in a full-time planning or planning-related position within one year of graduation. Planning or planning-related jobs include positions with the AFL-CIO, the California Center for Sustainable Communities, the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, AECOM, the City of Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority.