Master of Community Planning
The Master of Community Planning (MCP) program is a two-year professional program that accommodates various geographic scales as well as different planning subjects related to planning and the design of innovative futures. The program recognizes the wide range of students’ undergraduate backgrounds and trains professionals for distinguished practice in planning and development. It integrates academic and professional practice with a deep concern for community development and environmental quality. A special feature of the program is global exposure and opportunities provided by several School of Planning programs, including two in association with the Peace Corps. The school also offers joint degrees with the Department of Geography and the College of Law. The degree prepares students for the professional practice of planning at local, regional, state and federal levels of government, with non-profit comunity organizations and, within the private sector, with planning consultants, land developers, law firms, economic development agencies/corporations or other businesses. The curriculum is designed deliberately to allow for a large number of electives. This allows students to use all the opportunities that a great research university has to offer. Students may build their own specializations, especially using the faculty's particular strengths in urban design, environmental planning, physical planning and economic development and international planning.