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Graduate Pathway in Urban Planning and Development

INTO Saint Louis University, United States


Next enrollment cycle

August 2023

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Total Course Fee

USD 34,800

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Pathway Programme
Graduate Pathway program offering the academic foundation, essential language skills and GMAT/GRE test preparation to successfully move on to master’s degrees.
An INTO SLU Graduate Pathway program in Urban Planning and Development will prepare students to enter their next semester of a master’s degree program at Saint Louis University.

Why Saint Louis University?

  • The program provides students with in-depth knowledge of urban planning and development theory, research methods, policies and practice.
  • Potential careers include Transport Planner, Environment Planner, City Planner, Economic Development Director, Economic Diversification Coordinator or Urban Planning Professional.
  • Students enter into a two-semester Pathway program.
  • Students are fully admitted to SLU provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.
  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students are guaranteed progression to an undergraduate degree program through a curriculum consisting of credit-earning courses.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.


  • Start dates August
  • Program length 2 Semesters

Enrollment Cycles

  • August 2023

Age requirement

  • 16

Academic requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent. 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Current résumé. 3 letters of recommendation. Professional goal statement.

English language entry requirements

  • 2 Semesters: TOEFL 75, IELTS 6.0 (6.0 subscores in reading and writing), PTEA 50, IELA 171 (169 subscores in reading and writing), Duolingo 120, or Completion of Academic English Level 5
  • 48 credit hour program
  • 12 credit hours apply from Pathway
  • 36 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1
Course title

  • Credit hours
  • EAP 4100

Graduate Reading & Writing as Researchers

  • 3 Credits
  • EAP 4150

Listening & Speaking for International Graduate Students I

  • 2 Credits
  • UPD 5000

Foundations of Planning

  • 3 Credits
  • GIS 5010

Introduction to GIS

  • 3 Credits
  • Total
  • 11 Credits

Semester 2

  • EAP 4200 Advanced Reading & Writing as Researchers 3 Credits
  • EAP 4250 Listening & Speaking for International Graduate Students II 2 Credits
  • UPD 5200 Local Economic Development Policy and Practice 3 Credits
  • UPD 5500 Real Estate Finance 3 Credits
  • Total 11 Credits

Notes * These courses are generally delivered through the INTO Center and are for Pathway students only.

  • Standard 
  • Tuition Fees: $34800

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