Undergraduate preparation in college algebra and microeconomics is recommended prior to enrolling in the MURP program. Before enrolling in the program, students must demonstrate the ability to master skills in quantitative methods. This requirement can be met by a grade of B+ or better in a college mathematics course (minimum level: College Algebra), a minimum quantitative GRE percentile rank of 56, or satisfactory completion of a three-week preparatory Math Camp offered by the Urban Planning department, prior to the beginning of the Fall Quarter.
1.If you are applying to UCLA as a graduate student for the first time, or if you have applied before but were not admitted, complete all parts of the application. The $105.00 (for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents) or $125.00 (for all other applicants) application fee must be submitted online by credit or debit card before the application can be processed.2.If you filed an application for graduate admission at UCLA within the last year and were admitted but did not register, be sure to select Renewal from the dropdown menu at Application Type in the application. Submit only the application, and any additional or updated information or records. One renewal of application is accepted without the application fee.
$105.00: U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents$125.00: All other applicants
Statement of Purpose
Your statement of purpose will be used in conjunction with your application for consideration for graduate admission and financial support. Specific requirements and prompts may be provided on the website of the program to which you are applying. Be sure to check for these prompts before starting to write.In general, state your purpose in applying for graduate study. Describe your scholarly and research area(s) of interest, experiences that contributed to your preparation in the field, and your plans for your future occupation or profession. Briefly describe experiences that have prepared you for advanced study or research, and provide any additional information that may aid the selection committee in evaluating your preparation and aptitude for graduate study at UCLA. If you are applying for a research masters or doctoral program, you are encouraged to indicate specific research interests and potential faculty mentors.
Submitting your international transcripts
When applying to a UCLA graduate program, each international applicant is required to submit to that program official records from all academic institutions she or he attended.Official records are defined as original documents issued by the institution—not photocopies—which bear the actual signature of the Registrar and the seal of the issuing institution. If you have attended more than one institution, separate official records should be submitted by each institution.
The UCLA Department of Urban Planning is at the intersection of unique academic, regional, geographic and professional resources that create a learning environment unlike any other. Los Angeles, one of the most culturally diverse and exciting urban settings in the world, serves as a unique laboratory for faculty and students to study and solve urban issues and problems. The world-class faculty in the department — nationally and internationally recognized scholars and leaders in community development, environmental planning, housing, land development, regional and international development, transportation, and urban design — prepare master’s and doctoral degree students to address the social, economic and spatial relationships that shape society.
For more than 40 years, UCLA’s Department of Urban Planning has been a leading center of innovation and action. We are consistently ranked among the nation’s top planning programs. We study urgent and topical issues at multiple scales and using interdisciplinary approaches — from local community development in Southern California to global environmental degradation.