Master of Urban Planning Joint Degrees
Joint degree programs allow students to pursue two graduate degrees simultaneously, where the total time for the two degrees is decreased. A student who wishes to enter a joint degree program must be admitted separately to each program as a joint degree candidate. Both degrees are awarded simultaneously upon completion of all requirements.
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers joint degree with the Master's of Urban Planning (M.U.P.) and the following degree programs:
- Law, J.D.
- Master of Architecture, M.Arch.
- Master of Business Administration, M.B.A.
- Master of Landscape Architecture, M.L.A.
- Master of Public Health, M.P.H.
- Master of Science, Recreation, Sport and Tourism, M.S.
- and other related majors provided that both departments agree to the joint degree.
Joint Degree Admisisons Process
Students who wishes to enroll in the M.U.P. joint degree program must be admitted separately to each program as a joint degree candidate. Please follow joint program instructions in the Apply Yourself system. Applicants must meet the admission requirements for both programs.
Students currently enrolled in another department at the University of Illinois can apply to the joint degree program by submitting the following to the M.U.P. Admissions Director: a copy of the admission file from their current department, at least two new letters of recommendation from UI faculty, a statement of purpose detailing interest in the joint degree program, and an updated resume. The GRE test is required as well. No application fee is necessary.
In cases where a formal joint-degree program is not established, the participating program must be willing to work with the M.U.P. program to coordinate the joint degree process.
Go to the M.U.P. overview page for more information about deadlines, admission criteria, a campus visit, financial aid or departmental contacts.