Located within the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs at UIC, UPP is one of the largest graduate planning programs in the nation and the only accredited planning program in the Chicago area. The Department offers Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Urban Planning and Policy. We invite you to explore these pages to learn more about our activities, teaching, research, and scholarship.
All accredited planning programs publish certain information about their programs. Download the MUPP program's information here.
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Student Profiles and Work
MUPP students create exceptional works every semester in courses, internships, and for their Masters Projects and theses. Click here to learn more about our students, what brought them to planning (and UIC's MUPP program), and where they see themselves going, as well as examples of their work.
Demand for Planners Projected to Increase
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster than average employment growth (an increase of 14 to 19 percent)for urban and regional planners. Most new jobs will be in affluent, rapidly expanding communities. Job prospects will be best for those with a master's degree; bachelor's degree holders with additional skills in GIS or mapping may find entry level positions, but advancement opportunities are limited.
Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center (DRC) works to ensure the accessibility of UIC programs, courses and services to students with disabilities. For additional information, please contact DRC at 312-413-2183 (voice) or 312-413-0123 (TTY).
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