Master of Urban Planning and Development

Public Information

MUPDD header_test.jpgStudent Achievement:

Deanna Bremer Fisher
Executive Director, FutureHeights
Publisher, Heights Observer
Client, 2016 MUPD Capstone Studio
 
"FutureHeights was delighted to work with Viking Planners on a Revitalization Plan for the Cedar Lee Business District. The students conducted thorough research and worked with a variety of stakeholders to give us several potential new initiatives that will help us revitalize the district. Cedar Lee is currently going through a $3.3 million streetscape project that will include new crosswalks, lighting and bicycle amenities. Cleveland Heights High School, which is located at the intersection of Cedar and Lee Roads, is also going through a comprehensive renovation. The work that the students completed will enable us to work with our partners to seek funding for branding, marketing and other streetscape amenities, as well as attract private investment for several potential development sites. The study has enabled us and our partners to view the district in a new light. This is what urban planning looks like!"
 
Pam Carson
Director, Ohio Office
The Trust for Public Land
Celebrating 40 years of creating parks and conserving land for people.
 
"The CAPSTONE 2014 Urban Planning Design and Development class delivered a creative and compelling vision for "Connecting Cleveland" trail network and bridge connector from the Flats to Wendy Park at Whisky Island. Their research of existing conditions, the surveys of local residents and businesses, and their site visits established a solid foundation upon which they built solutions and creative land use recommendations. The caliber of students was extraordinary and their final presentation was polished and impressive. The guidance from professors and the speakers that contributed to the students' understanding of the baseline were outstanding. We plan to use the final report as a tool to inform our phasing of design and construction and look forward to its useful application over the coming months. " 
 
Bobbi Reichtell
Executive Director 
Campus District, Inc.

"The CSU Levin College's Masters in Urban Planning Design and Development capstone class of 2013 did a great job doing a housing market analysis and creating a master plan for the Campus District. They interviewed over 40 key neighborhood stakeholders and surveyed over 900 CSU students to get input into the plan. Their highest and best use analysis of several historic buildings in the district were totally on target and we are using many of their concepts in our current redevelopment work."

MUPD Exit Survey Results
The exit surveys of the May, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 graduating MUPD classes showed significant improvements for the students between entering the program and upon graduation in all of the Planning Accreditation Board’s Knowledge, Skills, and Values requirements for accredited urban planning programs. In citing the best aspects of the program, 2016 MUPD graduates overwhelmingly cited connections to the planning community in Northeast Ohio, realworld class assignments, and knowledgeable and engaged faculty, instructors and students.

Tuition and Fees

2016-2017 Academic Year

Tuition per Credit Hour

Fees

Total for Full-Time Students per Semester

(12 credit hours)

Total for Full-Time Students per Year

(24 credit hours)

In-State

$531.40

-

$6376.80

$ 12,753.60

Out-of-State (Domestic)

$905.40

-

$10,864.80

$ 21,729.60

Out-of-State (International)

$998.90

-

$11,986.80

$23,973.60

See http://www.csuohio.edu/treasury-services/tuition-and-fees for more information.

Student Retention

% of MUPD students who began in Fall 2015 and continued in Fall 2016

71%

% of MUPD students who began in Fall 2014 and continued in Fall 2015

87%

% of MUPD students who began in Fall 2013 and continued in Fall 2014

93%

% of MUPD students who began in Fall 2012 and continued in Fall 2013

82%

Graduation Rates

% of single-degree MUPD students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2012

82%

% of single-degree MUPD students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2011

79%

% of single-degree MUPD students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2010

91%

% of single-degree MUPD students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2009

89%

Number of degrees awarded, 2015-2016 Academic year = 18
Number of degrees awarded, 2014-2015 Academic year = 15
Number of degrees awarded, 2013-2014 Academic year = 15
Number of degrees awarded, 2012-2013 Academic year = 26
Number of degrees awarded, 2011-2012 Academic year = 21

AICP Exam
Overall pass rate of graduates taking the AICP Exam between 2004-May 2016: 77%
(35 MUPD graduates took the exam, 27 passed)

Professional Certification by Graduating Class
(% of MUPD graduates taking the exam within three years who pass)

 

Pass Rate

# of Graduates Who 
Took the AICP Exam

# of Graduates Who
Passed the AICP Exam

2014 Graduates

n/a

0

n/a

2013 Graduates

67%

3

2

2012 Graduates

0%

1

0

2011 Graduates

100%

2

2

2010 Graduates

100%

2

2

*AICP Exam pass rate data are collected by the APA. For a complete list of pass rates for all PAB-accredited institutions see: https://www.planning.org/certification/passrates/.

One Year Post-Graduation Employment Rates by Graduating Class

 

AY 2011-2012 Graduates

AY 2012-2013 Graduates

AY 2013-2014 Graduates

AY 2014-2015 Graduates*

Responses

8

8

8

10

Response Rate

38%

31%

53.3%

71%

Employed in Planning Job

50%

(4 graduates)

37.5%

(3 graduates)

25%

(2 graduates)

20%

(2 graduates)

Employed in Planning-Related Job

50%

(4 graduates)

50%

(4 graduates)

37.5%

(3 graduates)

40%

(4 graduates)

Pursuing Advanced Degree

0%

12.5%

(1 graduate)

0%

10%

(1 graduates)

Total Employed

100%

87.5%

62.5%

60%

*Although 15 students earned the MUPD degree in 2014-2015, only 14 were surveyed due to the passing of one alum.

Additional Graduate Employment Data: Almost half of the 50 MUPD graduates from AY 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 who responded to an employment survey. Of those respondents, 23 were employed, 22 in planning or planning-related jobs.

Alumni Satisfaction with Job Preparation
2013: Of 21 alumni surveyed, 8 responded: 5 were satisfied, 3 were dissatisfied.
2012: Of 15 alumni surveyed, 10 responded: 6 were satisfied, 4 were dissatisfied.

Employer Satisfaction with Graduates
In 2014, ten Cleveland-area employers of various types were surveyed about their satisfaction with MUPD graduates whom they have hired. Of the half that responded, four were "Very Satisfied" and one was "Satisfied" with the preparation/training of the MUPD graduates. All were "Very Satisfied" with the job performance of the MUPD graduates.