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Master’s Studies

Master’s Studies

The School of City and Regional Planning offers the Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) and the Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology (MS-GIST) degrees.

The Master of Science in Urban Design (MS-UD) degree, administered by the School of Architecture, utilizes a number of our faculty and courses. To learn more about the MS-UD degree, please visit the information page on the School of Architecture’s website.

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Master of City and Regional Planning

Master of City and Regional Planning

The MCRP degree program prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and resolving complex urban planning problems. The curriculum gives students both an understanding of the urban and regional environment, and a foundation of skills needed to plan for this environment.

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M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology

M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology

Geographic Information Science (GIS) is an emerging field of study centered on the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of spatially-referenced information on, above, and below the surface of the earth. The MS-GIST degree program gives students the skillset necessary to enter the workforce after a year of coursework and a final capstone project.

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Dual Degrees

Dual Degrees

Students may participate in dual-degree programs by combining the MCRP degree with the Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology, the Master of Architecture, the Master of Science in Civil Engineering, the Master of Science in Public Policy, or the Juris Doctor degree.

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Global Degrees

Global Degrees

Our international partnerships allow students to obtain an additional master’s degree from Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates

The School of City & Regional Planning offers certificates in Geographic Information Systems, Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management, and Heritage Preservation.

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