Mission and Program Goals


Using Silicon Valley as a living lab, the Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program at San José State University prepares diverse planning leaders who affect transformative change and create just, sustainable, and vibrant communities.

Program Goals

Goal 1: Our graduates excel in their work in planning and related fields in the public, private, nonprofit, and civic sectors

Goal 2: The MUP program recruits and graduates a growing and diverse student population

Goal 3: Department faculty and students advance planning practice and knowledge through professional work, civic engagement, and scholarly research

Goal 4: MUP students and faculty earn external recognition for the excellence of the MUP program and the professional contributions made by students and faculty