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Regional Planning, M.R.P.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The curriculum integrates studies of the physical, environmental, social, cultural, economic, and political facets of planning at all scales and densities: urban, suburban, small town, and rural. A studio requirement in which students undertake projects for clients is a central part of the program. Assistantships, internships, and practica represent other opportunities for professional development.

There are no prerequisites for the program. Students come from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds, including the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, design, and the humanities. The program is designed to balance core requirements and faculty research specialties with individual student interests.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods in Planning
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Public Participation
  • Research Issues
  • Planning History and Theory
  • Judicial Planning Law
  • Regional Planning Studio

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application Fee: $80
  • Official Transcripts
  • Personal Statement and Resume
  • Residency Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3848 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3848 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    2021 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2021 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Amherst Center

  • 1228 - 2550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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