MA and MS Public Information

The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Master of Arts in Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning and Master of Science in Environmental Policy & Planning Degrees at Tufts University.

Student Achievement

All UEP MA and MS students gain experience and develop knowledge in the planning and policy fields through a team project for a community or public organization, an internship, and an independent thesis or capstone exam.

Examples of recent field projects and thesis/capstone exams convey the range of these experiences.

For additional examples of student and alumni achievements, see student news on the UEP blog. A 2020 survey of recent alumni (2-5 years post-graduation) revealed high rates of satisfaction with how the UEP MA program prepares students for careers in policy and planning:

Objective Alumni Satisfaction
Understanding the social, environmental, and urban problems they seek to address 89% satisfied
Learning about the kinds of policy and planning solutions they seek to advance 80% satisfied
Making meaningful contributions to social or environmental justice efforts 81% satisfied
Survey respondents are highly satisfied with their current employment in the policy and planning field 74% satisfied
Would recommend UEP's degree programs to people interested in pursuing a career in policy and planning 86% agree
The UEP education was worth their investment of time and financial resources 80% agree

2023-2024 Tuition and Fees

ResidencyTuition and Fees
In State Residents, per full-time academic year$37,737
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year$37,737

Student Retention Rate

Student StatusRetention Rate
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2022 and continued into fall 202397%

Student Graduation Rate

Graduating ClassGraduation Rate
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 201976%

Number of Degrees Awarded

Academic YearDegrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for 2022-2023 Academic Year43

AICP Certification

Graduating ClassCertification Rate
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2019100%


Graduating ClassEmployment Rate
Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 202297%