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City and Regional Planning, MCRP

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Master of City and Regional Planning program from Rutgers University prepares students for practice in planning as well as policy and program development through a curriculum designed to develop an understanding of the linkages between the social, economic, and political factors of urban society and the physical and environmental framework of regions and communities.

School Mission

  • Solving public problems through constructive engagement of governmental, private, and non-profit  actors;
  • Addressing the challenge of urbanization in its various global manifestations;
  • Serving New Jersey’s need for a rigorous and engaging public policy forum; and
  • Preparing students for rewarding professional careers in public service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Theory of Planning
  • Urban Economy and Spatial Patterns
  • 11  Graduate Planning Studios
  • Basic Methods
  • Planning Methods
  • Survey of Planning Law Principles

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Application
  • Personal Statement of Interest (must be electronic)
  • Transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation 
  • Vitae/Resume (must be uploaded electronically via graduate admissions website)
  • GRE General (or LSAT for joint Law and GMAT for joint MBA Degree only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30024 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15012 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8868 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New Brunswick

  • 1204 - 2970 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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