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Program-Related Outcomes

Student Achievement

The MUP program's mission is to educate and train professional planners and researchers dedicated to becoming leaders in identifying community values, providing choices, and creating ethical solutions for a sustainable future. A student who graduates from Texas A&M with an MUP degree will be able to:

How is that demonstrated?

Students demonstrate competence through the completion of a professional master’s project/paper, thesis, and portfolio that shows how each of the above learning outcomes are demonstrated.  These are evaluated by the student’s graduate committee using a rubric that rates the student’s level of achievement.  Students are evaluated along each outcome by their graduate committee, using a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is “work quality unacceptable” and 5 is “mastery demonstrated with excellence, commensurate with a mid-career or senior professional”.  We have set targets that at least 90% of our graduates should graduate with a score of 2.5 or better, while 50% should graduate with a score of 4.0 or better. The table below shows the actual percentages at each level:

Student Learning Outcomes:

Leadership Inquiry
Skills
Planning
Knowledge
Planning
Process
Plan
Assessment
Communication
Skills
Target: 90% score 2.5+ 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Target: 50% score 4+ 80% 87% 87% 93% 80%

93%

Source: MUP Assessment Rubrics 2016-2017

2020-2021 Tuition Rates
In state Residents, per full-time academic year $11,1149.20*
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $23,422.08*

*THIS ESTIMATE DOES NOT INCLUDE VARIABLE FEES SUCH AS COURSE-RELATED EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT, EQUIPMENT ACCESS, LAB, OR FIELD TRIP FEES; HOUSING, MEAL PLANS, OR PARKING FEES; PROPERTY DEPOSIT FEES; INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FEES, ORIENTATION FEES; OR DISTANCE EDUCATION DIFFERENTIAL TUITION AND FEES.

 

Student Retention Rates Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2019 and continued into fall 2020 100%

 

Student Graduation Rates Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2016 96%
Percentage of students graduating withing 6 years, entering class of 2014 (for accredited undergrad) N/A

 

Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for 2019-2020 Academic Year 17

 

AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2015 57%
Percentage of bachelor’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 7 years who passed, graduating class of 2013 (for accredited undergrad) 85%

 

Employment Percent
Percentage of full-time graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2019 65%