Regional Planning

University of Massachusetts Amherst

24 months
17855 USD/year
17855 USD/year
8194 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.R.P. degree program prepares professionals to recognize and promote sustainable development as the balance of ecology, economy, and equity achieved through a participatory planning process.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17855 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35710 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17855 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35710 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8194 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16389 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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