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Master of City and Regional Planning

MCRP Curriculum

A total of 48 credit hours are required for the masters' degree in City and Regional Planning.

The two-year program contains a 29-credit core curriculum. The core curriculum includes planning and substantive theory, analytical methods, implementation techniques and applications.

The program also calls for 9-12 credits of elective courses in addition to 7-credits for a terminal project or 10-credits for a thesis.  Electives allow the student to develop further expertise.

Upon the completion of coursework, an oral examination is required to present and defend the results of their terminal project or thesis.


MCRP Curriculum Information

Curriculum Overview

First Year Courses

CRP 8040 & 8041 Intro to GIS for Planning 4 credits
CRP 8050 Planning Theory and History 3 credits
CRP 8030 Quantitative Analysis  3 credits
CRP 8080 Land Use and Comprehensive Planning 3 credits
Fall Credits: 13
CRP 8010 Planning Process and Legal Foundations 3 credits
CRP 8020 Place Making for Built Environment 3 credits
CRP 8060 Urban and Regional Economics for Planners 3 credits
Elective 3 credits
Spring Credits: 12

Second Year Courses

CRP 8070 & 8071 Planning Professional Studio 4 credits
CRP 8580 Mixed Methods for Planning Practice 3 credits
CRP 8600 Terminal Project or Thesis Proposal 2 credits
Elective 3 credits
Fall Credits: 12
CRP 8090 Contemporary Issues in Planning Seminar 2 credits
CRP 8590 or 8910 Final Terminal Project (3) or Thesis (6) 3 credits or 6 credits
Elective 3 credits or 6 credits
Elective 3 credits or 6 credits
Spring Credits:11
Total Credits: 48 

 Elective Courses—All Electives Must Be Approved by an Advisory Committee

Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning
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