MUP - Admissions

We accept and review applications on a continual basis throughout the year. 

Use this page for additional information on the admission requirements and process for: 

  • Master of Urban Planning
  • MUP Dual degree programs

Application Requirements

Complete applications must include the following, uploaded to your online application:

We are currently accepting applications!

Applications deadlines are:

  • Spring 2025 -  November 15
  • Fall 2024 – All graduate applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis until the August 1st deadline for Fall 2024. 

Collect your official credentials needed during application process

Complete applications must include the following, uploaded to your online application:

  • Official transcript(s) from every institution you have previously attended. 
  • Personal Statement: 5oo words or less describing your interests in planning and your aspirations for the MUP degree. Please be specific about influential courses, instructors, books, personal or professional experiences, and goals. . In addition, please feel free to provide relevant context related to unique challenges (personal and or academic) you may have encountered during this current environment on how it may affect your application.  
  • Two recommendations (minimum). Please identify in your application the names of persons who will be writing recommendations. You are strongly encouraged to arrange for at least one from a person who knows your academic work. The individuals will receive an automated email message requesting a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
  • Resume that outlines your work and educational background and experiences.
  • Please visit the UB Graduate School for general admissions requirements to the University at Buffalo

Apply NOW!

For the following combined degree programs, you will need to submit separate applications to be admitted to the respective programs. 

Join us for an online info session to learn more about our programs, or sign up for a Q&A to talk to a member of our graduate admissions team.

GRE scores are not required for graduate architecture applications

For those applicants wish to submit a GRE score the department encourages them to do so, and the score will be reviewed alongside other application materials.