Graduate Degree Program Summary

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Graduate Degrees Offered

Degrees
  • M.C.R.P.
Specializations - what's a specialization?
  • Environmental Studies
  • Great Plains Studies
  • Water Resources Planning and Management

Specializations are optional.




Community and Regional Planning



Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies


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
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume

Application Deadline

For priority consideration for financial assistance
   Fall: March 1   Spring: November 1
Otherwise
   Rolling admission



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Description

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 More

Students in Community and Regional Planning are most likely to take courses in: See also: 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

Economic Development and Planning; GIS; Minority Health Issues; Small Town Quality of Life Issues; Immigration
Public Policy; Urban Modeling; Urban Spatial Structure; GIS and Analytic Methods; Land Use and Transportation Interaction
Land Use Planning; Historic Preservation; Urban Planning and Design
Environmental Planning and Policy; Local Land Use Planning in Environmental Management; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptations; GIS Applications in Planning

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