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Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

MA and MS Public Information

Ballou Hall, Tufts University

The Planning Accreditation Board requires this information be posted for the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program at Tufts University.
(All information pertains to both the Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Planning.)

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 exam titles convey the range of these experiences.
For additional examples of student and alumni achievements, see the 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 M.A. program prepares students for careers in policy and planning:
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
2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents, per full-time academic year $54,195
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year N/A
Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of Full Time students who began studies in fall 2019 and continued into fall 2020 96%
Percentage of Part Time students who began studies in fall 2019 and continued into fall 2020 100%
Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2016 86%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2019-2020 Academic Year 37
AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master's graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2015 100%
Employment Percent
Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2019 96%