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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 an exit survey of 2016 - 2017 graduates of the M.C.P. program, which included the questions below. 

Overall, how would you rate the quality of your academic experience at Berkeley? 94% responded “excellent”, “very good”, or “good”
Overall, how would you rate the quality of your professional development opportunities at Berkeley? 72% responded “excellent”, “very good”, or “good”
Overall, how would you rate the opportunity to interact with diverse groups? 72% responded “excellent”, “very good”, or “good”
How would you rate the overall program quality?  95% responded “excellent”, “very good”, or “good”
2017-18 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents, per full-time academic year $25,333.50
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $37,579.50
  • Includes one-time Document Management Fee and yearly Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition (PDST).
  • Please note that the University of California Tuition and Fees Schedule for the academic year is SUBJECT TO CHANGE by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by state funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student's final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown.
  • For a complete breakdown of student tuition and fees, please visit the Office of the Registrar website.
  • 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.
 
Student Retention Rate
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2016 and continued into fall 2017 97%
Student Graduation Rate
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2013 98%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2016 - 2017 Academic Year 45
AICP Certification 
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2012 100%
Percentage of bachelor’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 7 years who pass, graduating class of 2010 100%
Employment
Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2016 80%