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 2018 - 2019 M.C.P. program graduates one year post graduation, which included the questions below. 

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? 90% responded "excellent", "very good", or "good"
How would you rate the overall program quality?  95% responded "excellent", "very good", or "good"
2019-20 Tuition and Fees (Note: The 2020-21 fee schedule will be updated in late July 2020)
In State Residents, per full-time academic year 1  $26,711.50
In State Residents, per full-time academic year 2 $25,823


Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year 1 $38,956.50
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year 2 $38,861.50


  • 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 or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown.
  • Note there is a projected Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition (PDST) increase over the next 5 years (3.5%); however, the projected increase has not yet been approved by the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). PDST is not covered by tuition remission associated with academic student employment (ASE) as a GSI, GSR, Reader or Tutor and departments are not able to provide aid to cover the PDST for all students each semester.
  • For an estimated Graduate Student Budget, which includes tuition/fees, books/supplies, room/board, personal costs, transportation and health insurance, 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 2019 and continued into fall 2020 95%
Student Graduation Rate
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2016 95%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year 49
AICP Certification 
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2015 100%
Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2019 85%