Urban & Regional Planning Track

Program Description

This track leads to a Master of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning at UTSA. The Master of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning is designed to prepare students for leadership roles and careers in the public and private sectors for the purpose of planning and designing communities and regions. The degree is in collaboration with the Department of Public Administration in the College for Health, Community and Policy. The program has a strong focus on land use planning; design; policy; and economic, environmental, and cultural issues that shape urban and regional land development patterns in terms of infrastructure, housing, and open space systems. Emphasis is placed on developing research capabilities and graphic skills needed in planning.

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Graduate Admission Requirements

Graduate Admission requirements vary by program. Please check your individual degree program for more details.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent
  • 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL iBT 61 or equivalent

To apply for the Graduate Pathway, you must submit the following:

  • Graduate School Application: 2023-2024 and 2024-2025
  • Non-Refundable Application Fee: $90
  • Official TOEFL / IELTS Test Scores / Duolingo
  • Passport & Confirmation of Financial Resources (after program admission)

View the video guide on the application process here!

For complete details: Graduate Admissions Checklist

For important deadlines: Graduate Application Deadline

If you need assistance with your application, contact the English Language Center at englishlanguagecenter@utsa.edu

Sample Course Maps - M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning

[Sample Course Map] Graduate Program: Urban & Regional Planning Track, 1 Semester
1-Semester Pathway
Course Map

Program Components

6 credit hours apply from Pathway toward degree completion (M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning)
42 credit hours remaining toward degree completion (M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning)

Entry requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study
  • TOEFL iBT 71 or equivalent
  • Meet admission requirements for track
Semester 1 Progression Requirements
  • 80% or above in all non-credit courses
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in all credit-bearing courses

These courses are delivered through the UTSA English Language Center and are required to develop English proficiency

Course Title ELC hours
Credit-bearing hours
Advanced Communication 3
Writing for Academic Success 3
Student Success II 3
URP 5333 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning 3
URP 5363 Urban Planning Methods I 3
Total 15

See the full course descriptions and semester availability here.

Tuition & Fees

UTSA offers top-quality education and services at a competitive price. Click here to learn more about tuition and fees for the Urban & Regional Planning Track.

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