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Master of City and Regional Planning

MCRP Program Performance

Accredited planning programs are required to provide information to the public on the performance of the program and its students.  The following information meets that expectation and provides basic information about tuition, retention and graduation rates, AICP Exam pass rates, and student employment following graduation.

Master's Program for City and Regional Planning at Clemson University 
Student Achievement
A prominent characteristic to the MCRP degree student experience is being directly involved with real-world planning issues. Our planning studios provide an opportunity for our students to gain hands-on experiences with real-world planning issues in the City of Greenville. They are guided by two applied professors with extensive professional experiences working in Greenville: Dr. Barry Nocks (FAICP) and Dr. Robert Benedict. At the conclusion of the studio class, students present their final planning projects to the City of Greenville, Planning and Zoning Division staff. This past year, 100% of the entire 2nd-year class worked in a paid internship (PSAs) that covered tuition and provided a modest monthly stipend. PSA employers include: City of Clemson, City of Greenville, County of Anderson, County of Greenville, Greenville Community Redevelopment Agency, Upstate Forever, Toole Design Group, Plansurbia Design and AECOM.

Tuition and Fees 2024-2025
Clemson University has an interactive Tuition and Fee Calculator. The online calculator provides students an estimate of their academic tuition, fees and essential costs associated with attending Clemson University. The University encourages students to use this tool as a primary resource for estimating costs. While the tool does not calculate a final student bill, information on tuition and fees is communicated on the Student Financial Services web page.
In State Residents, per full-time academic year $12,646
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $24,798
Student Retention Rate Percent
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2023 and continued into fall 2024


Student Graduation Rate Percent
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2020 100%
Number of Degrees Awarded Number
Number of degrees awarded for the 2023-24 Academic Year 9
 AICP Certification Percent
Percentage of students taking the AICP exam within 3 years who pass, graduating class of 2020 75%
 Employment Percent
Percentage of all graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related, or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2023 100%
Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning
Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning | 3-109 Lee Hall, Box 340511 Clemson University Clemson, SC 29634-0511