Yes, you’ll sit in classrooms—for a bit—as expert faculty outfit you with a strong foundation. But it won’t be long before you’ll apply that learning to real-world projects throughout Indiana and beyond.

Our student learn by doing—through internships, meaningful research, and partnerships with clients and communities throughout the world. Add to this, our wide range of student and professional organizations and exposure to leading speakers and exhibits. You won’t be able to fit it all in!

Student Experience - Student Stories

Student Gallery

View the types of projects and level of expertise you’ll achieve. See students’ work.

Student Experiences - Student Gallery

Student Stories

Want to know what it’s really like to study planning at Ball State? See what others in the program are up to. Read their stories.


Gain professional experience working alongside industry leaders, getting you real-world ready before you graduate. Learn more.

Community Outreach

Research and Community Outreach

Our programs are imbedded and deeply invested in our neighborhoods, conducting a range of meaningful outreach and research throughout Indiana and beyond. Our belief in hands-on, problem-focused learning guides these citizen participation and neighborhood revitalization efforts. Learn more.

Learn by TravelLearn by Travel

Urban Planning students take eye-opening trips to significant sites, attend conferences, and participate in field study programs across the country and abroad. These trips mean you’ll have special opportunities to study a variety of sites, design projects firsthand, meet professionals in the field, and gain that essential multicultural perspective. Learn more.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations give you the chance to interact with other students and professionals from a variety of areas. It’s a great way to make the friends who will stay with you for your entire career, bring your study into exceptionally relevant settings, learn leadership skills, and bat around your ideas and concepts with other students. Learn more.

Academics, Admissions, and Financial Aid

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We offer nationally ranked bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as minors and graduate certificates. See our programs.

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Follow our steps for applying and submitting your portfolio. Also, consider our scholarships or graduate assistantships. Get started.