MUP Public Information

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The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Master of Urban Planning program.

Student Achievement

One goal of NYU Wagner’s Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Program is to prepare students to perform effectively as professional planners or in planning-related professions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The objective is that the program graduates effective, thoughtful, and employable planning students. A performance indicator for that objective is client satisfaction with the quality of student professional skills in Capstone, the required end-event of the MUP degree. At the end of each academic year, Capstone clients are surveyed about their experience with Wagner Capstone teams. Prior Urban Planning clients indicate that they are extremely satisfied with their overall experience with the Capstone team and their team’s recommendations. The clients who responded indicated that the Capstone project had a significant and lasting impact on their organization, and they strongly agree that the final product was clearly and persuasively written and was responsive to the needs of the organization.

A second goal is that students learn critical planning concepts and skills. The performance indicator for that objective is that students acquire knowledge of planning history and theory, urban growth, urban spatial structure, basic data analysis, spreadsheet, census data, population analysis, economic/fiscal analysis and GIS skills. We teach these skills in the three urban planning core courses that all urban planning students are required to take: History and Theory of Planning, Urban Planning Methods and Practice, and Urban Economics. 

2021-22 Tuition and Fees

In State Residents, per full-time academic year: $50,471

Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year: $50,471

Student Retention Rate Percent

Percentage of students who began studies in Fall 2020 and continued into Fall 2021: 98%

Student Graduation Rate

Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2017: 85%

Number of Degrees Awarded

Number of degrees awarded for the 2020-2021 Academic Year: 44

AICP Certification Percent

Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2016: 88%

Percentage of bachelor’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 7 years who pass, graduating class of 2013: N/A

Employment Percent

Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2020: 97%


     1. This public information data was updated January 2020.  

     2. Employment rate information is obtained from Wagner's employment survey conducted 10 months after graduation, based on a knowledge rate of 84%.