Prospective students are required to submit application materials directly to the University of Arizona Graduate College. We are here to help you through the process.
Funding may be available for qualified students.
From the West? Get Arizona Resident Tuition Pricing for the MS Urban Planning!
If you're from one of 15 Western states, you're now eligible for Arizona resident tuition pricing for the Master of Science in Urban Planning through the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP).
Students applying to the program must meet University of Arizona Graduate College admissions standards.
- Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college/university or an equivalent degree from a non-US institution of higher learning.
- A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or a GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 graded quarter credit hours or last 60 graded semester credit hours is required.
- Prospective students who may not meet the required 3.0 GPA threshold have the option to apply as Graduate Non-Degree Seeking student. After successfully completing 6 to 12 consecutive semester units of graduate-level courses and attaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher, applicants may then be considered as a graduate degree-seeking applicant, utilizing their earned graduate GPA for the application.
- English proficiency: International students must demonstrate English language proficiency and submit current test scores. Please review UArizona Graduate College English Proficiency requirements.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required to apply to the MS Urban Planning.
All applicants must upload the following documents using PDF format:
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
The University of Arizona offers Coverdell Fellowships to many returned Peace Corps volunteers who are enrolled in a graduate program, including the MS Urban Planning. Coverdell Fellows find a robust Peace Corps community at the university and in Tucson, and many are CAPLA alumni. View more information about the program, including scholarships:
TOURS & INFORMATION SESSIONS
CAPLA’s facilities include dedicated studio space, world-class materials and model-building laboratories and unique spaces inside and outside—including the award-winning Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory, which features five biomes of the Sonoran desert as well as active and passive water harvesting systems. This oasis is a place for students to showcase their work or just hang out. Join us in person or virtually.