12 months
23486 USD/year
23486 USD/year
11044 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The City and Regional Planning programme offered by The University of Texas at Arlington prepares students for careers as professional planners with public, private and nonprofit organizations.


The City and Regional Planning programme offered by The University of Texas at Arlington does this by training students to apply planning theory, knowledge, techniques, and skills to “real world” planning problems through coursework, studios, and internship opportunities.

UTA’s City and Regional Planning Master’s Degree Program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB). The program’s mission, goals and objectives, and accreditation efforts are shaped in consultation with the MCRP Advisory Board composed of alumni and area practitioners.

The program’s curriculum imparts knowledge, skills and values necessary for entering the planning profession. The degree requires completion of 48 hours of study.

MCRP Program Highlights

  • 2 Year Graduate Degree Program with Certificates
  • Nationally Accredited Program with a Long History
  • Excellent Internship and Job Placement
  • Located in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, 4th largest Metropolitan Region in the Country
  • Employment Opportunities & Mentorship Programs


UTA’s City and Regional Planning Master’s Degree Program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Planning History, Theory and Ethics
  • Planning, Urban Development and Structure
  •  Metropolitan Sustainability and Plan Making
  •  Leadership and Communication Skills in the Planning Process
  • Techniques of Planning Analysis 
  • Plan Implementation, Zoning and Regulations
  • Land Use Planning and the Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

The MCRP program takes a holistic approach to the application review process. Each applicant file is reviewed individually with equal consideration given to the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the student’s record. A complete application includes:

  • Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA): The undergraduate GPA based on the last 60 hours of course work as calculated by the Graduate Admissions from the official transcript.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores: Verbal, Quantitative, and Writing (Exceptions: Outstanding UT Arlington graduates may qualify for GRE waiver providing they meet certain requirements. See "Waiving the GRE" below)
  • Letters of Recommendation attesting to the applicant’s potential to do Master’s-level work and complete the program. Letters for Master’s programs should be from professors or supervisors at work 
  • Essay by applicant approximately one double-spaced page in length (approximately 250 words).  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23486 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23486 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23486 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23486 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11044 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Texas City

882 - 1634 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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