MA and MS Public Information

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 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

2022-2023 Tuition and Fees

Residency Tuition and Fees
In State Residents, per full-time academic year $39,080
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year N/A

Student Retention Rate

Student Status Retention Rate
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2021 and continued into fall 2022 96%

Student Graduation Rate

Graduating Class Graduation Rate
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2018 85%

Number of Degrees Awarded

Academic Year Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for 2021-2022 Academic Year 37

AICP Certification

Graduating Class Certification Rate
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2018 83%


Graduating Class Employment Rate
Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2021 96%