City + Regional Planning

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Master of City Planning

The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the University of California, Berkeley's Master of City Planning (M.C.P.) program.

Student Achievement

The Department of City and Regional Planning administered a survey for 2020- 2021 M.C.P. program graduates one year post graduation, which included the questions below. 

Through the MCP Program, I have formed lifelong analytical, research and communication skills. 88% responded "strongly agree" or "agree" 
Through the MCP Program, I have gained the knowledge and skill sets to successfully practice planning in a variety of urban, metropolitan, and regional settings. 76% responded "strongly agree" or "agree" 
Through the MCP Program, I have formed an understanding of the history and theory of cities and urban regions.  84% responded "strongly agree" or "agree" 
Through the MCP Program, I have gained experience in various fields and sub-fields of city and regional planning. 84% responded "strongly agree" or "agree" 
Through the MCP Program, I have formed sensitivity to the human impacts of planning decisions. 88% responded "strongly agree" or "agree" 

 

Overall, how would you rate the quality of your academic experience at Berkeley? 90% responded "excellent", "very good", or "good"
Overall, how would you rate the quality of your professional development opportunities at Berkeley? 95% responded "excellent", "very good", or "good"
Overall, how would you rate the opportunity to collaborate across disciplines (e.g., within CED, with other professional schools, and/or departments of social sciences or humanities)? 82% responded "excellent", "very good", or "good"
Overall, how would you rate the opportunity to interact with diverse groups? 95% responded "excellent", "very good", or "good"
How would you rate the overall program quality?  96% responded "excellent", "very good", or "good"
2021-22 Tuition and Fees (Note: The 2022-23 fee schedule will be updated in late July 2022)
In State Residents, per full-time academic year 1  $28,048.50
In State Residents, per full-time academic year 2 $27,949.50

ESTIMATED TOTAL: IN STATE RESIDENTS, FULL-TIME, 2 YEARS 

$55,998.00
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year 1 $40,293.50
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year 2 $40,194.50

ESTIMATED TOTAL: OUT OF STATE RESIDENTS, FULL-TIME, 2 YEARS

$80,488.00
  • For a complete breakdown of student tuition, fees, and charges please visit the Office of the Registrar's website: Graduate Professional - College of Environmental Design.
  • These figures may not be final; actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP).
  • Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown.
  • The PDST will INCREASE by 3.5% over the next year as approved by UCOP. 
  • PDST is not covered by Fee Remissions associated with academic student employment (ASE) as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), Reader, Tutor or Graduate Student Researcher (GSR).
  • DCRP is not able to provide aid to cover the PDST for all students for each semester in the program.
  • For an estimated Graduate Student Budget, which includes tuition/fees as well as personal expenses (housing/utilities, food, books/supplies, and transportation), please visit the Berkeley Financial Aid & Scholarships website: Cost of Attendance: Graduate Student Budget
Student Retention Rate
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2021 and continued into fall 2022 93%
Student Graduation Rate
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2018 90%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2021 - 2022 Academic Year 44
AICP Certification 
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2017 100%
Employment
Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2021 88%

 

ORGANIZATION TYPES
Educational Institution  15%
Government Agency 33%
Nonprofit 20%
Partnership 5%
Privately Held 28%

 

INDUSTRIES
Architecture & Planning
Civic and Social Organization
Civil Engineering
Environmental Services
Government Administration
Higher Education
Non-profit Organization Management
Public Policy
Software Development
Think Tanks

 

CURRENT SALARY RANGE
Under $20,000 4%
$20,000-$34,999 0%
$35,000-$49,999 4%
$50,000-$65,000  8%
$65,000 or more  83%

 

LOCATIONS
District of Columbia (Washington)  5%
Massachusetts (Boston)  3%
New York (New York)  3%
San Francisco Bay Area (Albany, Campbell, Concord, Fresno, Hayward, Oakland, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek)  70%
Southern California (Los Angeles, San Diego) 15%
Washington (Seattle)  5%