While the MUP program at the GSD is by no means defined by its numbers, metrics can help illustrate the strengths of the program. We expect to add to the information on this page, so check back if you don’t see your question answered here.
A survey of MUP alumni in 2013 found that 100% were pleased or very pleased with their planning education at the GSD. Those who had graduated in the previous 5 years, nearly 100% were pleased or very pleased with their education.
What is the annual tuition for a full-time MUP student?
For the 2012-2013 academic year, tuition and fees totaled $43,678. Many MUP students receive financial aid and other support.
What are the student retention and graduation rates?
For the class of 2012, 95% of the entering class graduated within three years, with a total of 20 graduates. For 2011, 94% graduated in three years, with a total of 31 graduates.
How many MUP faculty and students are members of the APA?
All MUP tenured and tenure-track level faculty are members of the APA. A majority of MUPs take advantage of the APA’s student membership options.
How many MUP graduates pass the AICP exam?
The pass rate for 2013 graduates was 90%. For those graduates who have taken the exam from 2010 through 2012, the pass rate was 86.5%.
How are recent MUP graduates employed?
When surveyed five months after graduation, the class of 2013 reported 76% employment in planning and related fields.
What kinds of awards and recognitions have students in the MUP program received? What else are Harvard MUPs accomplishing at the GSD and in their communities?
For more information on what HARVARD MUPs are doing please see the Urban Planning and Design Facebook page. And don’t forget to check out the student Q&A profiles.