Application Deadlines

To be given first consideration for admission into the MUP program, please submit your application in the Texas A&M GradCAS portal by January 15.  All applications received by January 15 will be reviewed for fall admission and be given full consideration for financial aid (including our recommendations for graduate assistantships and scholarships). The MUP program only admits students for entry in the fall.

Applications received after January 15 will be reviewed and considered for admission — however, considerations for financial aid may be limited.

If you are a current Texas A&M undergraduate senior (of any major), you may consider applying to our program via the Aggie Priority application within the Texas A&M GradCAS application portal.

We will begin our formal review of MUP applications after January 15. Applicants can expect a response letter from our department regarding a decision on their application sometime between late February and Mid-March. A separate offer letter will follow if financial aid is being offered. April 15 is our deadline for applicants to return offer letters to LAUP to indicate their intention to study urban planning at Texas A&M University. 

Thank you for your interest in our MUP program. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Application Requirements

In addition to the university graduate admission requirements, the Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program requires the following.

Minimum Education

A bachelor’s degree is required for admission to the MUP program.

Admitted applicants who are still earning the prerequisite degree are admitted contingent on the completion of that degree. Applicants who do not meet this contingency must reapply after graduation.


Résumés should include your employment history, educational record, publications, awards, and any community/volunteer experiences you may have. Please upload your résumé to the Texas A&M GradCas System.

Statement of Purpose

Your statement of purpose should clearly demonstrate your interest in the program. Statements of purpose are used to gauge whether an applicant will be a good fit in the program based on research interests and prior experiences. We encourage you to identify faculty whose interests coincide with yours in your statement of purpose.


You should provide three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your academic achievement and potential. If you have been out of school for a number of years and are unable to contact former professors, you may submit non-academic references (e.g., employers).

Applicants can access the electronic letter of recommendation system available via the Texas A&M GradCas System.

Test Scores

The MUP program does not require Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores for admittance at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look our frequently asked questions for answers to some questions other students have asked about the MUP program. If you still have more questions contact us. 


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Thena Morris

Assistant to the Department Head & Graduate Advisor

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