Community and Regional Planning

Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning
Doctor of Philosophy

Areas of Study

Students may choose to tailor the choice of elective courses to their specific interests. Students have a wide range of elective courses to choose from and are encouraged to select electives that they feel will best prepare them for their future careers. We offer one formal specialization, in the area of Historic PreservationStudents can also pursue specialized interests through dual degree programs.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2017.

Dean J Almy
Michael Holleran
Junfeng Jiao
Fernando Luiz Lara
Katherine E Lieberknecht
Sarah L Lopez
Steven A Moore
Elizabeth Mueller
Michael Oden
Robert G Paterson
Sandra Rosenbloom
Gian Claudia Sciara
Allan W Shearer
Bjorn I Sletto
Jacob A Wegmann
Patricia A Wilson
Robert F Young
Ming Zhang

Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning. There are no specific course prerequisites for admission to the master’s degree program. However, facility in basic computer skills (using spreadsheets and word processing) is assumed. 

Doctor of Philosophy. To be admitted to the doctoral program, an applicant must have a master’s degree in community and regional planning or a related field.

To be admitted to any of the dual degree programs, the applicant must be admitted to each of the individual participating programs.

For more information about admission to the master’s or doctoral degree program or to any of the dual degree programs, consult the graduate adviser in care of the program or the community and regional planning website

Upon admission to the program, the student must pay a nonrefundable enrollment deposit to indicate that he or she accepts the offer of admission. The deposit is applied to the payment of tuition when the student enrolls. The deposit is also required of students admitted to the dual degree programs.