Urban Planning JD/MUP

School of Architecture and Planning

Program Description

The two-year Master of Urban Planning degree provides students with the knowledge, skills and experience to become a professional planner. The MUP program is built around a core curriculum, general electives, a planning studio, a departmental colloquium, and a culminating professional project or thesis. Our program is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. Graduates of our program find diverse job opportunities in government agencies, international agencies, development authorities, nonprofit organizations, community groups, land development firms and consulting companies.

Program Contact

Kevin Donovan
129 Hayes Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214
Email: kpd2@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-829-5224

Instruction Method

  • In Person (100 percent of courses offered in person)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time

Credits Required

  • 124 Hours


  • 4 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

Admission Tests**

  • LSAT

Special Requirements

Students should apply separately to the Law School for the JD and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning for the MUP.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.