Masters of Urban Planning

Refer a student

Do you know a prospective student who would be a good fit for the Master of Urban and Regional Planning Degree?

The Department of Urban Planning recognizes that some of our brightest and most successful students are referred by those who know us best. Whether you're an alum, a current student, or a professional planner, you understand the value of a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) degree. We value your ability to identify prospective students who are passionate and can contribute to and benefit from our program.

Referrals from you help current and future urban planners discover where their passions can make the biggest impact and where they fit in! If you have a friend, family member, or colleague who you believe would be a good fit, we invite you to refer them and to ask them to consider our MURP, Indiana’s only accredited Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree.

To refer individuals for the MURP degree, simply complete our short Prospective Student Referral Form.

There is no limit on the number of students you can refer.

Refer a Student

The future begins with urban planning. The biggest problems and the most important conversations about our future are planning issues: housing, climate resilience, equity, mobility, and the economy of cities. These pressing issues will be solved by people like you, those who help to shape the future of our communities.

The CAP MURP degree is the only accredited Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree in Indiana.

Here’s more information on why now is the right time to earn our MURP degree.

Refer individuals you believe possess a passion for improving the planning, design, and policy making of our communities.

Our MURP degree does not require students to have experience; in fact, our degree is suitable for prospective students from various degree backgrounds, including, but not limited to, Business, Sociology, Art, History, Political Science, Geography, Natural Resources, Industry & Technology, Anthropology, Engineering, Communications, and General Studies.

Students with design experience, a degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, or Landscape Architecture, and students who are currently working, are also highly encouraged to apply.

The Urban Planning Department is seeking graduate students who will bring a wide range of perspectives and skills to enrich our program and communities.

Feel free to share your own experiences in the MURP program; this is an excellent way for prospective students to truly gain an understanding of the value of our program. In addition to sharing your unique experiences, here are some additional ideas:

  • Invite prospective students to attend a MURP Info Session, either virtually or in person.
  • Suggest they visit the MURP website to discover more about how the MURP degree can help build the foundation to a successful career as a leader in Urban Planning.
  • Suggest a visit to CAP and the Urban Planning Department or contact the graduate director to arrange a time to talk.
  • Brag about your time at CAP and the lifelong skills you developed while in the Urban Planning program.

If your referral expresses interest, don’t forget to suggest that they apply!

Making a referral is easy! Simply fill out the Prospective Student Referral Form. There are a few required fields, which include:

  • First and Last Name
  • Email Address

Upon submission of your referral, the MURP graduate director will follow up directly with each individual you recommend.