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MURP Admissions

Application to the Master’s degree program in Urban and Regional Planning proceeds through two channels. Some materials are submitted to the Office of Graduate Education (OGE), which reviews all graduate study applications and sends those meeting basic criteria to the appropriate academic departments. Once the Department of Urban and Regional Planning receives both the official documents from the Graduate Division and the supplemental documents from the applicant, the admissions committee is able to review the application. Click on the hyperlinks for additional information.

The applicant should submit the following materials directly to OGE at:

Graduate Student Services
2540 Maile Way
Spalding 354
Honolulu, HI 96822

  1. Graduate application form and fee
  2. One transcript from each post-secondary institution attended. Applicants may submit unofficial copies of transcripts while applying for admission through the upload website linked below. However, admitted students are required to submit official transcripts in order to enroll at UHM. Official transcripts must be sent to Office of Graduate Education Student Services directly from the issuing institution(s), or in sealed institutional envelopes if submitted with the application.
  3. If a native English-speaking applicant, an official report of the GRE or GRE Revised General Test aptitude test scores, not more than five years old (ETS code: 4867)
  4. If a non-native English-speaking applicant, an official report of the TOEFL or IELTS score, not more than two years old

The following supplemental materials are to be submitted directly to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at:

idurp@hawaii.edu or through the Graduate Application Supplemental Documents Upload Website

  1. Completed Express Information Form
  2. Completed Statement of Objectives
  3. Two letters of recommendation emailed or uploaded directly from persons well acquainted with the applicant’s academic work and/or professional experience.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is February 1 for admission the following fall semester and September 1 for admission the following spring semester. These two dates are the primary deadlines for consideration of admission. If spots are available after the February and September admissions rounds, the admissions committee will review qualified applicants on a monthly basis.

Official notification of admission or denial is issued by the Graduate Division, not by the Department.