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

The deadline for domestic applicants to apply for the MUP program has been extended to June 1. All other applicants for the MUP program have a March 15 application deadline.

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 gage 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.


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Deepa Maheshwari

Administrative Coordinator I / Graduate Advisor

979.845.1046 Email Deepa Maheshwari