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City and Regional Planning

The Ohio State University

24 months
40605 USD/year
37396 USD/year
12679 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The City and Regional Planning program at The Ohio State University trains students to become professional planners who apply knowledge and theory to practice, while introducing students to the latest developments in planning knowledge and techniques. 


This course of study occurs in the context of a university whose mission includes both the attainment of international distinction in education and scholarship and the traditional role of a land-grant university with a heritage of public service. 

Students in the MCRP program do work that is connected to practice—including a required internship and client-based studio work.  Most students pursue paid internship experiences throughout their two years in the program, made available through the program’s network of public, not-for-profit, and private sponsors. 

Career prospects

The City and Regional Planning program at The Ohio State University emphasizes the leadership, vision, and skills to support equitable, sustainable, and efficient communities at the local, regional, national and international levels, with global concerns and perspectives integrated throughout.  In support, we offer travel programs across the globe—Ghana, Taiwan, Europe, and Latin America.

The program affords students the ability to concentrate their work in an area of interest or purse additional expertise through a graduate minor or dual degree, taking advantage of the MCRP’s position within a large and diverse university.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • GIS
  • Historic Preservation Planning 
  • Technology in Design 
  • Independent Studies in City and Regional Planning 
  • Group Studies in City and Regional Planning 
  • Metropolitan and Regional Planning
  • Airport Planning, Design and Development
  • Planning for Housing 
  • Planning Places with People in Mind 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program. Evidence usually comes in the form of transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work. 
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT) if the score is required by your program. Scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency; faxed or emailed scores are not considered. Note: Scores are valid for five years after your test date.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40605 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40605 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    37396 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37396 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12679 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12679 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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