Graduates of the Community and Regional Planning Program (CRP) at the University of Texas at Austin complete a rigorous course of study consisting of 48 hours of course credits. Courses involve a rich mix of graded class assignments, project work with clients, and evaluation of work by outside reviewers. To graduate with a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning, students must obtain an overall grade point average of B or better and receive a grade of B or better in all of the CRP core courses. In addition, each student must successfully complete an individual thesis or professional report read by a committee of at least two faculty members. Based upon our graduation rate, and the employment record of recent graduates in planning and related professions, the CRP program fosters the highest levels of achievement from our students.

2018-2019 Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for 12 hours per semester

In State Residents, per full-time academic year $12,234
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $22,846

Student Retention Rate

Academic Year Enrolled Retention Rate
2017-2018 29 97%

Student Graduation Rates

Academic Year Enrolled Graduated in four years Graduation Rate
2013-2014 45 43 95%
2014-2015 39 32 82%
2015-2016 35 30  
2016-2017 33 -  
2017-2018 29 -  

Number of Degrees Awarded 2017-2018 Academic Year: 49

AICP Certification Exam Pass Rate: 100%*

*Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2013

Employment Rates in Planning-Related Professions

2017 Graduates    
  Responses 18
  Response Rate 78%
  Employment within One Year of Graduation:  
  Professional Planning Related Job 15
  Pursuing Ph.D Studies 3
  Other Professional Employment -
  Total Respondents Employed Within One Year of Graduation 90%*
2018 Graduates    
  Responses 46
  Response Rate 94%
  Employment within One Year of Graduation:  
  Professional Planning Related Job 91
  Pursuing Ph.D Studies 0
  Other Professional Employment 4
  Total Respondents Employed Within One Year of Graduation 100%
*Percentage of those responding that were employed in a planning related job within one year - graduates that pursued Ph.D. studies were not considered to be professionally employed planners.

In an exit survey of 49 MSCP graduates in spring of 2018, 35 responded to the survey (71%). Of the respondents 77% believed that the CRP curriculum had prepared them well to work in the planning profession. In addition, 100% of those surveyed indicated they were prepared by the CRP curriculum to communicate orally and in written form, 94% prepared to function in culturally and ethnically diverse environments, 97% prepared to analyze and interpret data, 100% prepared to function independently on self-directed projects, 83% prepared to use computer based technology and planning-related software, and 97% well prepared to critically analyze information and arguments.