The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Public Information-MCMP 2017
The Master of City & Metropolitan Planning is accredited by the National Planning Accreditation Board which requires the posting of the following information.
2017-2018 Tuition and Fees for MCMP
Resident Per Full-time* Academic Year: $7,070.89
Non-resident Per Full-time* Academic Year: $16,858.53 
*9 credit hours or more is considered full-time. The sum listed here is calculated for 12 credit hours (fall and spring semesters 2017-2018 Academic Year), including tuition and mandatory fees. For detailed calculations, visit:

MCMP Degrees Awarded
2016-2017: 17
2015-2016: 15
2014-2015: 8
2013-2014: 17
2012-2013: 16
2011-2012: 15
2010-2011: 10
2009-2010: 18
2008-2009: 17
2007-2008: 11
2006-2007: 13

Student Retention and Graduation

Percentage of degree-seeking MCMP students who enrolled in Fall 2015 and continued into Fall 2016: 92% Percentage of single-degree MCMP students graduating within 4 years—entering class of 2013: 95%* *Most full-time students graduate within two years. Those obtaining additional Masters Certificates may take up to 2.5-3 years to graduate.

Student Achievement

The Program allows students to pursue a Professional Project tailored to their particular interests and provides an opportunity to apply planning knowledge and skills to real world circumstances. Projects are completed within one academic year. Each professional project is organized under the direction of a Project Supervisory Committee with one Project Advisor who evaluates students on a number of indicators of student performance, which are stated in the Professional Project Guidelines and aligned with the Program’s learning outcomes. (

Professional Projects during the 2016-2017 academic year:

A committee of professors and professionals in the field scored the final presentation for each project. Those projects were scored in the following categories: Core Values, Verbal Communication Skills, Graphic/Visualization Skills, Collaboration, Leadership, and Innovation. The scores below represent averages of students registered for the Professional Project. A score of 5 is the highest score and 1 the lowest. Key: 5 (A) = Excellent; 4 (A-) = Above Average; 3 (B+) = Good/Average; 2 (B) = Fair; 1 (B- and below) = Poor.
Spring 2017: Students registered for Professional Project: 9 Professional Projects Grade: 4.4 Presentation Score by Committee: 4.1 Core Values: 4.1  Verbal: 4.2   Graphic/Visualization: 4.1 Collaboration: 4.0   Leadership: 4.2   Innovation: 4.1 Fall 2016: Students registered for Professional Project: 4 Professional Projects Grade: 5 Presentation Score by Committee: 4 Core Values: 4.2   Verbal: 4.0   Graphic/Visualization: 4.3 Collaboration: 3.8   Leadership: 4.0   Innovation: 3.9


In 2016, we had 15 graduates from the MCMP program.
10, or 66.67%, were employed within 1 year of graduation in a professional planning or planning-related job.
1, or 6.67%, were not employed within a planning or planning-related job within one year of graduation.
1, or 6.67%, pursued further education within one-year of graduation.
3, or 20%, have unknown employment status.
Those employed within one year of graduation for 2016 are working in the fields of transportation, envisioning (Envision Utah), community development, environmental planning, sustainability, redevelopment (RDA), landscape architecture, planning education, and historic preservation.

Professional Certification

Professional Certification is encouraged for our graduates. Of the two 2010 MCMP graduates who took the exam, two passed (100% pass rate). None of the 2011 MCMP graduates have taken the AICP exam. One 2012 MCMP graduate took the AICP exam and passed (100% pass rate). In 2013, 2 MCMP graduates took the AICP exam and passed (100% pass rate). No further data is available at this point.