Applying for Admission to the Program

Applying to the Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning is easy!

1. Apply to the University of Memphis Graduate School:

First, interested individuals should complete the University's standard online Graduate School application. You can find a step-by-step description of the Graduate School application process, including important deadlines, here. Your completed Graduate School application will be reviewed by the Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning. 

The University's deadline for Fall admission is July 1. The deadline for Spring admission is December 1. (In order to receive full consideration for Graduate Assistantships, application must be received by April 15.)

2. Upload the following supplemental application materials online using the Graduate School application:

  • A personal statement (500 words) describing related background, career objectives and interest in studying planning at the University of Memphis.
  • Current resume
  • GRE (or MAT) Score NOTE: Due to the current difficulty that many are facing in scheduling the GRE exam, the Department of City and Regional Planning is waiving the GRE requirement for applications.

Additional questions can be emailed to cityplanning@memphis.edu

Applying for a Graduate Assistantship

Follow this link for more information about applying for Graduate Assistantships

International applicants

The University's deadline for International students for Fall admission is May 1.  Please visit the Admission for International Students website for additional application requirements.