Urban planning is a diverse, interconnected field. It will call you to solve complex problems as you help shape communities into sustainable, empowering places to live, work, and play. You’ll consider history, ecology, law, and economics as you navigate relationships and policies that influence place.

Our program—the only one of its kind in Indiana—will outfit you with the expertise, confidence, and connections to build a successful, fulfilling career. We’re a supportive, expert community focused on sustainability, innovation, and hands-on, relevant learning. Both the BUPD and the MURP degrees are accredited through 2022.

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Urban Planning and Development Major

Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development

If you’re interested in planning cities of the future, our bachelor of urban planning and development will provide you with a solid grounding in the broad concepts and specific skills needed to excel in the public and private sectors. Learn more.

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Master of Urban and Regional Planning 

Our hands-on graduate program will prepare you for an exciting, in-demand career planning and designing for the future. We offer three  options, including an accelerated program for Ball State juniors and seniors. Learn more.

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Minor in Urban Planning 

Our 20-credit-hour minor in urban planning will help you understand how communities deal with growth, change, and renewal in ways that will maintain and improve the community’s quality of life. Learn more.

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Minor in Real Estate Development

The 18-credit-hour minor in real estate development pairs nicely with a variety of majors, including business, construction management, urban planning, property management, and architecture. Learn more.

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Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development

Enhance your qualifications with a 15-credit-hour certificate in real estate development. Learn more.