I am very interested in becoming an urban planner and would like to get as much info as possible- Thanks in advance for your help!

Last year I graduated with a BA in Art History and English/ Journalism and am looking into the CUNY Hunter College MUP program- anyone know anything about it? I have heard good things about the program but horrible things about the administration at Hunter in general. What it has going for it is the cost of tuition.

Can anyone tell me if this is an appropriate background for becoming a planner? I've seen others with MUPs who took Art History in undergrad. Those that I have seen are mostly working in historical preservation. Any insights?

Lastly, how is the job market for the urban planning industry. Once again I have heard high praises and horror stories.