The future begins with urban planning.
Where do you fit in?

Pass the torch: Refer a Student to MURP

The Department of Urban Planning has long recognized that some of our brightest and most successful students are referred by those who know us best.


Admissions and Financial Aid

Are you interested in one of our programs? Applying is easy, but admission to Ball State is competitive, so apply early! Review our admission requirements and steps to apply.

Also, we offer scholarships and graduate assistantships to help pay for your education.

High School Workshops


Urban Plan Workshop

This one-day workshop will allow high school students to experience a realistic exercise in understanding the fundamental forces that affect development in our communities.

Project Lead the Way

Ball State instructors and alumni passionate about the built environment engage with high school students through a partnership with Project Lead the Way.

Architecture + Planning Camp

High school students grades 9-12 learn about architecture, site evaluation, ecology, sustainability, planning, sketching, and 3D modeling.

DesignWorks Summer Academy

High school students will experience a variety of design fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning.

Our Faculty

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Inside and out of the classroom, you will work closely with our faculty as they—and you—make a major difference in communities around the state.

Meet the Faculty

Assistantship with Land Bank Helps Urban Planning Grad Define Career Goals

By Joe Fillenwarth, MURP 2023 My graduate assistantship at the Muncie Land Bank has given me an incredible number of connections and career opportunit …

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Brad Beaubien: Making Indy a great place to live, work, and visit

By Brad Beaubien, BUPD 2000, MURP 2001 When I graduated I really wanted to work at the largest of planning scales: either with the federal government …

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Abigail Lane: Internship led to career with community development corporation

By Abigail Lane, BUPD 2016, MURP 2017 My career trajectory can be traced back to traveling to various cities as a kid and marveling at the energy of a …

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Alumni and Friends

Graduating with one of our degrees will connect you with the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning’s active alumni network that spans the country. Our alumni stay involved with Ball State long after leaving through events, visits to campus, and projects with us, as well as actively recruiting students for their companies.

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Department of Urban Planning

Architecture Building (AB), Room 327
Ball State University
Muncie , IN 47306