Urban planners are in the business of making communities more equitable, sustainable, and, frankly, more fun.

Think of your hometown. Wouldn’t it be great to make it a better place for people of your own age and others? Think of the places you love to visit: waterfront parks, bike trails, busy city shopping districts, or quaint small towns. Those don’t happen by accident. They happen because of urban planners.

The opportunity to join this field is within your reach: With a new Masters of Urban and Regional Planning Accelerated Master’s Program, beginning this fall, you could complete this degree within one calendar year plus one summer.

Grads enjoy strong and versatile job market

The MURP degree will equip you with the skills to enter the exciting field of urban planning. The jobs are bountiful and varied. Our graduates work in city governments of all sizes, in non-profit community development agencies, and in high-power real estate development firms, to name just a few options.

Read stories about how our alumni are impacting Indiana and beyond. 

Students from a wide variety of undergraduate fields—such as history, philosophy, sociology, political science, communications and general studies—succeed in our accredited master’s program and go on to find great jobs!

How do accelerated programs work?

As a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.25 or above, Ball State allows you to take nine credit hours of classes that apply both to your undergraduate and graduate degrees. Additionally, you pay for these credits at the undergraduate rate! You must have completed 75 credit hours and secure admission to the Graduate School as well.

Learn how an AMP works here.

Write to planning@bsu.edu for a copy of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning AMP schedule of classes and FAQs, then talk to your advisor to map out your schedule.