Planning Student Association

The purpose of the Planing Student Association (PSA) is to represent the graduate students of the Master of Urban Planning Program in the Department of Urban Design and Planning and College of Built Environments. Students coordinate with faculty, the Professionals Council, Young Planners Group/The American Planning Association, and the CEP undergraduate program to keep current students aware of networking and employment opportunities. To help ensure a positive experience while at the University of Washington, the PSA organizes social gatherings like brunches, tours, game nights and potlucks to which all MUP students are invited. The PSA also coordinates the Open House for admitted MUP applicants in spring as well as other events for incoming and continuing MUP students throughout the year. To reach the PSA, please contact

The PSA provides an important opportunity for MUP students to take on leadership roles. PSA roles include:

  • Co-Presidents (2)
  • Vice President
  • Faculty Liaisons (2)
  • Professionals Council Liaison
  • Alumni Liaison
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Co-Communications Officers (2)
  • Puget Sound Section (PSS) of the American Planning Association (APA) Representative/Young Planners Group (YPG) Liaison
  • State and National APA Representative
  • International Student Liaison