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Master of City and Metropolitan Planning (Apply)

The Master of City and Metropolitan Planning (MCMP) is an accredited professional degree that prepares students to achieve excellence in guiding the growth and development of towns, cities, and regions. The core courses emphasize ecological resiliency, smart growth, and social justice through effective communication, collaboration, and innovation. The program blends core knowledge and skills with specializations to prepare students for professional leadership roles in public sector agencies at local, regional, state, and federal levels as well as private consulting firms, and non-profit organizations. Interdisciplinary work, drawing from fields outside of planning, is encouraged. The curriculum additionally features a community-based planning workshop and a capstone professional project. Click here for the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) Criterion 1D/Public Information.

To be considered for admission into the master’s program, applicants must have a fully completed application on file by January 10. Priority deadline for admissions and consideration for financial aid is January 10th. We will accept late applications until February 1.

Application process

The University of Utah utilizes an online admission application system called “Slate” The application can be completed online and submitted electronically once all required fields on the application have been completed. As a new user of the application system, you will first need to create a user account.




CMP Main Office
(801) 581-8255
Academic Program Manager
Alex Francis-Riggan