The following application requirements apply to the M.A. in Urban Planning and Development program. After you have familiarized yourself with the requirements, click on the "Apply" button in the table below, which will take you to Saint Louis University's Graduate Education online application page. There you will find instruction for creating an account and proceeding with the application process.
Fall: July 1 (International: May 1)*
Spring: No admittance
Summer: No admittance
*If applying for a graduate assistantship all application materials must be received by December 31
*Please check our English Proficiency Policy page for specific TOEFL and IELTS score requirements. You may also visit our international prospects, applicants and students page for more information about international application requirements.
Please send application items that must be mailed to Saint Louis University, such as official transcripts or hard copies of official GRE scores, to the following address:
Saint Louis University
One North Grand Blvd., Room 150
St. Louis, MO 63103
A committee of faculty members will review all completed program applications as received up until the July 1 general application deadline. If applying for a graduate assistantship, all application completed materials must be received by February 1 for consideration.
Credit Hours/Coursework: The 45-hour program offers areas of concentration in community development, economic development, and real estate development. | UPD Courses
The mission of the Urban Planning and Development program is to provide a center for education, community dialogue, and research to support urban growth and revitalization in the St. Louis region and globally.
Careers Possibilities: Graduates of our programs work in a variety of settings in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors. Many alumni are employed by municipalities in the St. Louis metropolitan region. Others have worked for the St. Louis Community Development Agency, Regional Justice Information Service, U.S. Small Business Administration, investment companies, private developers and planning firms, foundations, community organizations and in the health care arena. Additionally, the Department's roots in the St. Louis region provide a network of alumni to assist students with internships and career development. | What kind of jobs are available for UPD students? | Career Services
Curriculum & Program Details: The Master of Urban Planning and Development prepares planning professionals with a clear understanding and appreciation for urban development as a public/private partnership. UPD Courses | UPD Capstone
About the Faculty: Faculty in the Center for Sustainability are outstanding teachers, nationally recognized researchers and dedicated practitioners. Our faculty members hold degrees in economics, policy analysis, political science, public administration, sociology, and urban planning. In addition to our core faculty, we have faculty members from the Schools of Business, Law, Public Health, Social Service, and from the Departments of Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
Scholarships & Financial Aid: Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. These awards include tuition scholarships of nine credit hours per semester during the nine-month academic year. Recipients also receive a stipend, health insurance, and extended library privileges. Assistants spend no more than 20 hours per week working for the university. Assistantship Applications are available through the Center for Sustainability. Students can also apply for external fellowships, need-based aid, and other financial assistance. Student Financial Services at SLU
Program Highlights: There are many opportunities for students to be engaged in community-based projects due to the department's wide-ranging affiliations. Students and faculty also have many opportunities to interact and exchange ideas through the department's student planning organization, annual one-day retreat, and research colloquia with presentations by scholars from Saint Louis University and beyond. Also, department faculty and students have been involved in over $9 million of funded research including projects for the United States Department of Labor, the United States Department of Education, the Brookings Institute, and a variety of regional, state, and local public and private entities. | Saint Louis University Urban Planning Association | Stupp GIS Lab