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Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

M.A. and M.S. 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 M.A. and M.S. 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 2016 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%
Learning about the kinds of policy and planning solutions they seek to advance 74%
Making meaningful contributions to social or environmental justice efforts 73%
Survey respondents are highly satisfied with their current employment in the policy and planning field 75%
2019-2020 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents, per full-time academic year $38,024
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year N/A
Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2018 and continued into fall 2019 96%
Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2015 74%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2018 - 2019 Academic Year 27
AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master's graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2014 94%
Employment Percent
Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2018. 94%