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Environmental Planning and Design

University of Georgia

Master
24 months
Duration
26616 USD/year
26616 USD/year
10460 USD/year
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About

The Master of Environmental Planning and Design (MEPD) program in the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia is a professional graduate program with an emphasis on a studio based integrative planning process grounded in environmental and ecological principles. 

Overview

The purpose is to improve the lives of people and ecosystem health in regions and urban centers, incorporating cultural, historic and design elements, while engaging community process to identify and plan for long range city and regional future goals. A degree in the MEPD program prepares students for professional careers working in public planning agencies, private firms with city and regional planning departments as a professional planner or in non-profit agencies. 

The program in Environmental Planning and Design at the University of Georgia also offers preparation for future doctoral work in city and regional planning. We welcome students from a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs who are interested in a working with local communities, civic leaders, public agencies and design teams to engage in a democratic planning process. Situated in the College of Environment and Design, which houses well established and highly rated graduate programs in landscape architecture and historic preservation, the MEPD program offers wide ranging opportunities for collaborative efforts and program concentrations. In addition, students can take course work throughout the University of Georgia in fields such as geography, real estate, anthropology, sociology and ecology to widen their knowledge base and operate within an interdisciplinary framework.

Programme Structure

  • City and regional planners need a broad understanding in areas such as ecology, historic resources, sociology, anthropology, economics and design, as well as a skill set including information gathering, data analysis and plan making.
  • The MEPD program is a two year graduate program. The first year is focused on acquiring basic knowledge and understanding of the history, theory and practice of planning, ecology, GIS, research skills and community engagement. The studio sequence in the first year provides a workshop setting where students apply the information they are learning to a community based project.
  • In the second year, the students are involved in a third neighborhood based planning studio, as well as in shaping their master thesis or final internship practicum. 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

58 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission and Application Procedures
  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13308 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    26616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13308 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    10460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5230 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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