College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Graduate degrees- University of Illinois at Chicago.

Students explore the history, theory, and practice of why we live where we do and what we need in the places we live.
  • University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
  • 2 Years
  • Campus
  • 22 August 2022

Course Information

The College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs of the University of Illinois at Chicago is known for its international reputation for designing and promoting durable and functional cities and metropolitan areas. It is ranked #3 in Graduate Urban Policy and #35 in Graduate Public Affairs.

The college educates students in three disciplines Public Administration, City Design and Urban Planning and Policy. Through these students will learn theory and practice about urban planning, public administration and ways to improve the quality of urban life and the importance of community engagement.

Master of City Design (MCD)
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Master of Urban Planning and Policy (MUPP)


About the university

The largest university in the Chicago area,   The University of Illinois Chicago is an acclaimed research University. The university has 16 colleges with a wide range of programmes to choose from. Life sciences, physical sciences, social sciences, arts, business, law, technology and more. It is not just what you learn in the classroom, but UIC offers a lot of extracurricular activities to connect with classmates outside the classroom.

With a student-teacher ratio of 18:1, the students receive more attention along with the quality of education.

UIC ranked 46th among public national universities by the 2022 U.S. News & World Report ranking. It is the only Illinois university ranked among the 10 best value colleges in the nation by Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education.




Learning format

Graduate students are governed by the policies of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Graduate College, their disciplinary (line) college, and their department, and they are expected to become familiar with these policies. The Graduate Catalog in effect when the student begins enrollment in a degree program is the primary source of information on Graduate College policies pertaining to the student.

Many of the university and departmental policies are listed in this catalogue, and most programs have policy manuals for graduate students.


Entry requirement

  • Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Complete transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted.

  • English proficiency is required for the programme.

Apply before:

02 July 2022

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University of Illinois, Chicago - College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Graduate degrees- University of Illinois at Chicago.