Master in Urban & Regional Planning
The University at Albany's 48-credit two-year Master of Regional Planning (MRP) Program in Urban and Regional Planning was established in 1982. It began as a small program with a few students, but since the early 1990s it has grown considerably and greatly strengthened its core faculty. It currently has 350 graduates (May 2009), most of them working in professional planning jobs in the Northeastern United States. The MRP alumni also include practicing planners in other regions of the U.S., PhD students, university faculty, professionals in computer consultancy and software firms, U.S. and foreign citizens working in international development, and international alumni practicing planning in their home countries.