Ready to build your future? The application process varies based on your standing, but our step-by-step guides make it easy to apply and explore ways to fund your education.

How to Apply

Undergraduate Applications

There are two entry paths into our Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning program. The traditional pathway is by applying to both Ball State and the Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning and taking a common first-year of classes in CAP before choosing your major. The alternative pathway is by taking PLAN 105 and PLAN 100. Both pathways require good grades and a portfolio submission before entry into the BUPD program.
Find detailed admissions instructions for freshman, transfer, and international students. Get started.

Graduate Applications

Review our admission requirements, dates and deadlines, and instructions. Then complete the online application.

Paying for Your Education


The Department of Urban Planning occasionally awards scholarships to deserving students. No application is necessary.

Graduate Assistantships

Pay for school through meaningful, relevant work you’ll do closely with expert faculty.