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Master of City and Regional Planning

Affiliated Organizations

American Planning Association (APA)

Master’s students in City and Regional Planning are members of the American Planning Association and the South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (SCAPA). Being a part of these professional organizations provides our planning students with the opportunity to network with professionals in their area of interest.  Students are not only encouraged to attend state and national conferences for networking, they are encouraged to attend to stay abreast of current planning issues. 

SCAPA —Student Chapter

The Clemson student APA Chapter (PSOC) provides planning students with the opportunity to learn from one another and network with alumni.  There are many opportunities throughout the academic year to represent Clemson by attending state and national APA conferences.  The student chapter has social events throughout the semester, and the chapter often socializes with master’s students in Landscape Architecture and Real Estate Development.

Planning Students Of Clemson (PSOC) officers currently are:

  • President — Brianna Luna
  • Vice President — Zack Kirtz
  • Secretary — Isaac Quaye
  • Treasurer — Zack Kirtz
  • Events Coordinator — Landon Bridges
  • Social Media Chair — Lauren Hunt
  • Graduate Student Government Representative — 


Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)

ASCP is an organization of university-based planning programs that “seeks to strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement as well as through participation in the accreditation process."

  • Dr. Barry Nocks, previous MCRP Chair, served on the Governing Board as a Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) Representative.
  • Dr. Mickey Lauria, professor emeritus, is Past ACSP President.
  • In 2019, Clemson City and Regional Planning program hosted the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 59th Annual National Conference in Greenville, SC. 
Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning
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