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Community and Regional Planning, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Lincoln, NE, United States
The Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) program, offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and designed to provide students with an understanding of the economic, social, political, and physical characteristics of communities and regions, and to assist students in developing skills for application in the planning profession.

Overview

Students from diverse educational and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply for admission to the MCRP program; no prior course work in planning is required. Specializations are optional. Students may pursue an interdepartmental area of specialization: Environmental Studies , Great Plains Studies , or Water Resources Planning and Management .

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Master of Community and Regional Planning / Master of Architecture dual degree program is offered in collaboration with the UNL Architecture Program. This program enables completion of both the MCRP degree and the Master of Architecture degree within a duration of three years of full time study. This program is intended for persons who hold the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies (BSAS) degree or equivalent undergraduate degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Planning
  • Planning Theory
  • Legal Aspects of Planning
  • Qualitative Techniques for Planners
  • Grant Writing and Fund-raising
  • Planning with GIS

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Transcripts and/or mark sheets showing the grades earned in each course
  • A diploma or certificate of graduation. (Not required if the transcript includes the name of the degree and the date it was conferred.)
  • The Diploma Supplement, if the degree is Bologna-compliant

Tuition Fee

  • International

    960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 960 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 960 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    332 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 332 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 926 - 1380 USD/month
    Living Costs

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