Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate degrees offered
A specialization is a well-defined area of study that will appear on your transcript with your degree and major. Specializations are optional in most UNL programs.Specializations
- Environmental Studies
- Great Plains Studies
- Water Resources Planning and Management
Application checklist and deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see transcript upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Community and Regional Planning in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s): GRE (recommended)
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5
- Three recommendation letters
- Personal Statement
When sending GRE or TOEFL scores, UNL's institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.
Application Deadlines for Community and Regional Planning
|For priority consideration for financial assistance||Fall: March 1 Spring: November 1|
The Master of Community and Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.) program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the economic, social, political, and physical characteristics of communities and regions, and to assist students in developing skills for application in the planning profession.
The master's program requires completion of 48 graduate credit hours, 24 of which are for required core courses and 18 to 24 (depending on completion track chosen by the student) are for open electives. Each student consults with a faculty advisor to select elective courses within and outside the program that will help the student achieve his or her academic and professional goals. Students may choose to complete requirements in three interdepartmental areas of specialization: environmental studies, Great Plains studies, and water resources planning and management. The elective credit hours also may fulfill an individualized area of specialization, but pursuit of a designated specialization within the M.C.R.P. program is not required. The following dual degree programs are available: M.C.R.P./J.D.; M.C.R.P./M.Arch.; and M.C.R.P./M.S. in civil engineering with a specialization in transportation engineering.
Students with diverse educational and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply for admission to the M.C.R.P. program, which is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. No prior course work in planning is required.
A varying number of research assistantships and off-campus internships are available for M.C.R.P. students.
Courses and MoreStudents in Community and Regional Planning are most likely to take courses in:Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and research
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