Updated: June 12, 2023
The MSUCP is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). The following information is presented in accordance with PAB guidelines regarding outcomes-related information.
Teaching participatory practice as the best way to advocate for just, equitable communities
The MSUCP program has an emphasis on participatory planning and multidisciplinary practice. Students graduate equipped with the knowledge of theory, technical capacity, collaborative skills, and critical thinking abilities necessary to plan for economic, environmental, and social justice in urban neighborhoods and metropolitan regions.
Eighty percent of MSUCP students maintain internships and jobs while attending Pratt. Building on studio work, individual research projects, and internships, Pratt MSUCP graduates go on to launch careers in public, private and non-profit sectors.
Recent Alumni Achievement
- Matt Ladd, 2022, is now the Real Estate Project Manager at St. Nick’s Alliance
- Ethan Schwimmer, 2022, is now an Associate Consultant-Transportation Planner at WSP USA
- Robie Gomez, 2022, was awarded the People’s Choice Award a the Pratt Research Open House for his thesis project: Kalye Toolkit: Streets for the Community, By the Community
- Yuri Chang, 2022, is now a DIrector at Karp Strategies
- Carl Shumate, 2022, is now the Assistant District Manager at Manhattan Community Board 3
- Amron Lee, 2022, is now a Project Associate at Hester Street
- Shweta Iyer, 2022, is now an Analyst – Policy and Stakeholder Engagement at Karp Strategies
- James Tschikov, 2023, is now a Manhattan Borough Planner at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
- Agata Nacklicka, 2023, is now a Manhattan Borough Planner at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
- Leanna Molnar, 2023, is now an Emergency Management Analyst at NYU Langone Health
- Kieran Micka-Malloy, 2023, is now the Energy Advisor at the Pratt Center for Community Development
- Shelby Ketchum, 2023, is now the Inflation Reduction Act Specialist at Seattle City Light
- Suzanne Goldberg, 2023, is now a Planner at BFJ Planning
- Lindsey Cassone, 2023, is now an Environmental Planner at VHB
- Sophia Hull, 2023, is now an Environmental Planner at Hudson County Division of Planning
- Michaela Brochetti, 2023, is now a Project Coordinator for the Business Preparedness and Resiliency Program at the NYC Department of Small Business Services.
Tuition and Fees
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Student Retention Rate
- 88% Percentage of students who begin studies in fall 2021 and continued into fall 2022
- 92% Percentage of students who begin studies in fall 2020 and continued into fall 2021
- 88% Percentage of students who begin studies in fall 2019 and continued into fall 2020
Student Graduation Rate
- 83% Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2018
- 94% Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2017
- 100% Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2016
Number of Degrees Awarded
- 12 degrees awarded for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year
- 22 degrees awarded for the 2020 – 2021 Academic Year
- 12 degrees awarded for the 2019 – 2020 Academic Year
- 25% Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2018
- 71% Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2021
- 75% Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2020
- 100% Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2019
Definition of Professional Planning Job. Employment in: CBO management; community activism / empowerment; community development; economic development; environmental / natural resources planning; historic preservation; housing; land use and code enforcement; parks and recreation; planning management / finance; transportation planning; urban design; and community activism / empowerment.
Definition of Planning-related Job. Employment in: consulting in the allied fields of architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, urban design, urban affairs, urban studies, environmental systems management; GIS; geography; health care; public administration; and real estate development.
Faculty, students, alumni, and administrators engaged in a participatory process in 2019 to produce the City and Regional Planning (now Urban Community Planning) program’s Strategic Plan, which lays out the goals and objectives of the program for the next six years.