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Environmental Planning and Design, MEPD

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) , GA,
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.

About

The purpose is to improve the lives of people and eco-system 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 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.

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Georgia (UGA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hazard Mitigation and Resilient Communities
  • Watershed Management
  • Elements of Sustainable Design
  • Landscape Ecology and Planning
  • Environmental Impact Analysis
  • Geographic Information Science and Spatial Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Application for admission
  • Application-processing fee
  • Transcripts
  • Entrance test scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Certification of finances forms (international applicants)
  • Any supplemental material required by the department

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              24692 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • National

              24692 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 24692 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • In-State

              8704 USD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 8704 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            Living costs for Athens

            • 720 - 1170 USD/month
              Living Costs

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