The University of Colorado Denver Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program seeks applicants who have demonstrated academic excellence. It is just as important to us, however, to have applicants who are passionate about urban and regional planning, bring a unique perspective, and who will enrich the program through their active engagement.
Our Preferred Applicants:
Required Elements of the MURP Program Application:
- your interest in the MURP Program
- the planning topics or areas of interest about which you are particularly passionate
- your special strengths and the aspects of your values/personal beliefs, background,
and/or experiences that you believe will enable you to make a unique contribution to
the MURP Program
- how the MURP Program will further your career plans and the contributions you hope
to make after graduation
A sample of your academic writing, approximately 3-5 pages (double-spaced) long. The paper should demonstrate your writing skills as well as your ability for critical analysis. (A professional project you individually completed may be submitted instead of an academic paper. However, like the paper, this project should demonstrate your abilities in intellectual writing and analytic thought). Include a note explaining why you selected the particular paper or project for submission.
Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are not required for the Urban and Regional Planning program unless your GPA is below 3.0, in which case you must submit GRE scores.
A photocopy of your Driver’s License from any of the 15 western states to qualify for resident tuition via WICHE-WRGP (if applicable)
Applications to the MURP program are submitted through the College of Architecture and Planning. Learn about the process and FAQs here. For additional questions about the admissions process, please contact Rachael Thompson, Coordinator of Student Recruitment and Enrollment.
Information about current tuition rates and fees is available here. The MURP program is part of WICHE-WRGP, which allows residents of any of the 15 member states to pay only Colorado resident tuition. Simply include a photocopy of your Driver’s License with your application. Read here for more information. Students who are residents of non-WICHE states can qualify for resident tuition after one year of Colorado residency.