Department of Urban Design & Planning | University of Washington

MUP Graduate Degree

The Master of Urban Planning (MUP) is the usual educational credential for professional planning practice. It is normally a two-year, or six-quarter program, for a minimum of 72 credits.

Our fully accredited MUP curriculum covers planning history and theory, technical skills and knowledge, and in our popular studio courses, the practical hands-on experience needed to be a successful practicing planner or designer. Students choose one of five areas in which to specialize, or may earn a dual degree in another program on campus while concurrently enrolled in the MUP program.

Are you a prospective student interested in the MUP program? Please see our MUP Admissions page to discover four reasons why the MUP program is a great place to study planning. Also, please see “Why I Chose UW” to learn why other students like you chose the UW MUP program for their planning education.