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University at Buffalo, the State University of New York

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Buffalo, NY

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Overview

University at Buffalo, the State University of New York / Department of Urban and Regional Planning is located in Buffalo, NY, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Juris Doctor/Master of Urban Planning (JD/MUP)
Master of Architecture/Master of Urban Planning (M Arch/MUP)
Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) Real estate development
(Certificate) Historic preservation
Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Urban design
Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Historic preservation
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Urban and regional planning
Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Neighborhood/community development
Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Environment/land use
Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Health and food systems
Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Economic development

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 31
Doctoral Degrees 1
Other Advanced Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Thesis Alternate accepted
Project
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Dissertation

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

146
Applied
59
Accepted
40
Enrolled
40%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st March 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 31st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Resume, two letters of recommendation, personal statement, transcripts
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE
Doctoral Degree Requirements Transcripts, three letters of recommendation, resume, research statement, writing sample

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

113
Total Graduate Students
11%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.19%
Black or African American 14.16%
White or Caucasian 53%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.77%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6.19%
Unknown 6.19%

Gender

Male (55%)
Female (44%)

Faculty

26
Total faculty
Full-time - 11
Part-time - 15
Male (16)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Economic and international development, environmental and land use planning, GIS and spatial analysis, urban design and physical planning, neighborhood planning and community development, historic preservation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
298,416

Location & Contact

Address 126 Hayes Hall
Buffalo, NY  14214
United States
Contact Dr. Daniel B. Hess
Professor and Chair
Email: dbhess@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-829-5326
Fax: 716-829-3256

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