The Urban Studies and Planning program offers the Master of Community Planning (MCP), a professional degree accredited by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the American Planning Association. Other degree programs offered include a Joint Masters Program in Architecture and Planning (ARCP); a Joint Master of Community Planning and Juris Doctor Degree (LCPL); and a MCP / Ph.D in Policy Sciences Program in conjunction with the University of Maryland Baltimore County. In addition, the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation offers a Ph.D. program in Urban and Regional Planning and Design (URPD).
In addition to the degree programs listed above, Master of Community Planning students may also earn a Certificate in Historic Preservation.
The 48-credit MCP program includes required courses in the concepts, process, context and practice of planning, as well as at least nine credits of specialization courses in an area of student interest. The program includes a studio (group planning practicum) and field placement. Students may complete the program full-time in two years or part-time in up to 5 years.
For more information, review the Graduate Catalog: Urban Studies and Planning.