Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Planning, Policy and Design in the School of Social Ecology offer a concurrent degree program that allows students to earn both a master’s in civil engineering and a master’s in urban and regional planning in two years, instead of more than three years if these degrees were pursued sequentially.

Degrees Offered

M.S.C.E. and M.U.R.P.


  • Internationally recognized academics
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and research centers
  • Financial support through research and teaching opportunities

Research Focus Areas

  • Transportation Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources

Affiliated Facilities

  • Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing
  • Institute of Transportation Studies
  • Water-Energy Nexus (WEX) Center


Those seeking admission to the concurrent master’s degree program should have a strong record of undergraduate coursework in disciplines related to civil engineering and urban planning, and they must meet the requirements for admission in both departments. The concurrent degree program requires 84 units of study and is organized around two tracks. The program core comprises 15 graduate courses for the transportation systems track, and 13 graduate and two undergraduate courses for the environmental hydrology and water resources track.

Quick Links

MSCE Graduate Coordinator

April Heath
(949) 824-0584
(949) 824-2117 (fax)

MURP Graduate Coordinator

Janet Gallagher
(949) 824-9849
(949) 824-8566 (fax)