The M.S. in Urban & Regional Planning Program at The University of Iowa is a two-year degree program fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. It is built on the premise that planners must be educated in methods of policy analysis and that there is a common body of knowledge, represented in the core curriculum, that provides a solid foundation for all specializations in the field.
A wide range of educational backgrounds provide good preparation for graduate study in urban and regional planning. Students with undergraduate majors such as environmental policy and planning, architecture, automated process control, anthropology, ethics, public policy, geographic information science, metalsmithing, literature, computer science, economics, engineering, communication studies, finance, geography, education, marketing, political science, sociology, and sustainable development currently study in the school.
- Today's planners find themselves in demand for such diverse jobs as sustainability coordinator and planner, environmental analyst/planner, land use planner, transportation planner, community development planner, zoning coordinator, water resources planner, community organizer, economic development planner, recycling coordinator, planning director, neighborhood planner, state legislative analyst, planning consultant, and nonprofit project manager or director.
- Recent graduates have taken positions with city, metropolitan, and regional planning agencies, state and federal government, nonprofit organizations, and private consulting firms. They work in all geographic regions of the United States and in countries around the world.
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- Analytic Methods
- Land Use Planning: Law and Practice
- History and Theories of Planning
- Economics for Policy Analysis
- Program Seminar in Planning Practice
- Modeling Dynamic Systems
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, National
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , National
- Deadline passed, International
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- You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
- A statement of purpose
- Application for Graduate Awards
- Three letters of recommendation
- A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
- Your official GRE scores from Educational Testing Service
- International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores
- Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement
International30082 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 30082 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National30082 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 30082 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
In-State11141 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 11141 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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