24 months
1333 USD/credit 39990 USD/year
1333 USD/credit 39990 USD/year
705 USD/credit 21150 USD/year
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The Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) degree program at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and resolving complex urban planning problems. The curriculum gives students both a broad understanding of the urban and regional environment and a foundation of skills needed to plan for this environment.


Key facts

The Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) program strives for a careful balance between the theoretical, historical, and conceptual knowledge about urban and regional development on the one hand, and the acquisition of practical skills and methods of analysis on the other. Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) offers six specializations as well as dual degree programs with architecture, civil engineering, law, and public policy.

The curriculum is a two-year, fifty-five-semester-hour program. The curriculum requirements include seven core courses, a specialization, electives, and an internship. Two options exist for completing the curriculum: the thesis or the applied research option paper.

The core courses are designed to impart fundamental planning knowledge applicable to wide sectors of the discipline. These include courses examining planning theory, planning methods, planning law, economic analysis, and planning practice. Students must earn a grade of C or better in all core courses to meet the core course requirements.

In the specialization coursework and the internship, the student develops skills focused on a particular aspect of city and regional planning. To enable students to focus their education on a consistent and cumulative body of knowledge, the program offers six specializations: economic development, environment and health planning management, housing and community development, land use planning, transportation planning, and urban design.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Growth Management Law and Implementation
  • Advanced Planning Methods
  •  Applied Planning Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official GRE Scores
  • Transcript (unofficial or official) for eligible degrees (only Physics, Computer Science, and all Engineering fields)
  • Official transcripts are welcomed but are only submitted if an acceptance has been offered.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • *Official TOEFL Scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1333 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    39990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1333 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    21150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 705 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Atlanta

1213 - 2208 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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