Master of Urban Planning / Undergraduate Study
Concurrent Undergraduate/Graduate Study (CUGS)
Master of Urban Planning Degree
The Concurrent Undergraduate/Graduate Study (CUGS) option offers advanced University of Michigan undergraduates the opportunity to combine their senior year with the first year of the master's program.
A student graduates with the master's degree in one additional year after the combined year. Up to 15 credits of graduate level courses may be counted toward both the bachelor's and the master's degrees.
Applicants must have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.7 and must have met all requirements for the undergraduate degree except in the major and in independent study. The student must have completed at least six courses in the major and one independent study experience.
Students interested in CUGS should consult both their undergraduate advisors and the Taubman College Urban and Regional Planning Program in their junior year.
Applications for CUGS are evaluated by looking at a student's breadth of program, commitment to the field, degree of motivation, academic ability, and GPA among other factors ordinarily used by graduate admissions committees.
More detailed information on the application procedure can be obtained from the Rackham web site: http://www.rackham.umich.edu/Admis/pdfforms/cugsform.pdf