Learn more about Planning and Public Affairs at Iowa. Sign up for an information session or set up a one-on-one meeting with our admissions coordinator.

Information Sessions

We offer a variety of virtual and in-person information sessions. Individuals from all backgrounds and undergraduate majors are encouraged to attend. Learn more about our programs, faculty, facility, and hear about what our alumni go on to do.  

  • Hear what our master’s degrees have to offer
  • Find out what planners and those in public affairs do
  • Learn about career opportunities in planning or public affairs
  • Discover how you can help people move, work and live better

Upcoming information sessions on Zoom

Registration is required and will allow you to receive the passcode.

Tuesday, Feb. 20th12:30-1:30 p.m.Register
Wednesday, Mar. 20th1:30-2:30 p.m.Register
Tuesday, April 23rd12:30-1:30 p.m.Register

One-on-one information sessions

If unable to attend at the above times, or to discuss your individual interests and plans, sign up for a one-on-one information session with our Admissions Coordinator, Abbi Castle. You have the option to meet via Zoom or in person.

Virtual Open House

Join us for a virtual open house hosted by the director and associate director of Iowa’s School of Planning and Public Affairs. Participants will have the opportunity to ask any questions about the University of Iowa’s URP and MPA programs. All undergraduate majors are accepted into the master’s programs in Urban and Regional Planning and Public Affairs.

  • Next open house will be scheduled in Fall 2024