The objective of USC Price’s Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program is to prepare students for employment upon graduation. A performance indicator for that objective is client satisfaction with the quality of student professional skills in the comprehensive exam, required at the end of the MUP degree. At the end of each comprehensive exam, clients are asked about their experience with USC Price’s MUP program and students. Prior clients have indicated that they are impressed and satisfied with their overall experience and our students’ recommendations. The clients who responded indicated that the comprehensive exams produced were well written and responsive to the needs of the organization.
MUP students prove to be tremendously successful as evidenced by their job placement rates and pass rates for the AICP exam (the first step in becoming a certified planner).
|2021-2022 Tuition and Fees|
|In State Residents, per full-time academic year||$ 51,656|
|Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year||$ 51,656|
|Student Retention Rate||Percent|
|Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2020 and continued into fall 2021||95%|
|Student Graduation Rate||Percent|
|Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2017||92%|
|Number of Degrees Awarded|
|Number of degrees awarded for the 2020 – 2021 Academic Year||52|
|Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2016||55%|
|Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2020*||93%|
* Key components to consider regarding this stat:
– This refers only to students we have outcomes data on, which is 95% for 2019.
– Employment refers to all categories of employment, not just planning or planning related jobs.