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City and Regional Planning, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

Program Overview

The primary purpose of the City and Regional Planning program at Temple University is to develop skilled practitioners for dynamic career opportunities in the government, non-profit, and private sectors. The program’s areas of strength are in sustainability, environmental planning, and community engagement. The program provides a broad-based understanding and awareness of the physical and economic aspects of planning, sensitivity to the social and environmental impact of planning decisions, and a knowledge of governmental structures as they apply to planning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Politics and Administration
  • Planning Communications
  • Planning Analysis
  • Spatial Analysis Techniques/Geographic Information Systems
  • Planning History and Theory
  • Planning Law
  • Environmental Planning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      The degree program is designed for full-time study, allowing students to complete the program in two years. Students may elect, however, to complete the program on a part-time basis.

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    45 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.98

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.98 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).

  • GRE/GMAT: Required. A waiver of this requirement may be requested if the applicant has at least four years of experience in the field; OR has an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25; OR a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 in 9 credits of graduate work from an accredited institution completed prior to applying to the M.S. program; OR a graduate degree from an accredited institution in a related discipline.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1297 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1297 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1297 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1297 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    942 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 942 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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