Master of City and Regional Planning

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Program Learning Objectives

After successfully completing the MCRP program, students will be able to:

Foundational skills

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical, theoretical, legal, and methodological foundations of planning
  2. Effectively represent and communicate planning information


  1. Gather, organize, analyze and present planning information
  2. Transform data and information into knowledge for action
  3. Critically assess and apply scientific research

Integrative skills

  1. Integrate and apply the necessary skills and knowledge to address complex planning problems
  2. Develop and manage a planning process
  3. Work with a variety of audiences: multiple publics, officials, and decision-makers

Professional skills

  1. Reflect upon, critique, and evolve the practice of planning
  2. Address issues of sustainability, diversity, and environmental and social justice
  3. Practice in accordance with the AICP Code of Ethics
Required Courses
First Year
CRP 501Foundations of Cities and Planning4
CRP 504Sustainable Communities4
CRP 510Planning Theory4
CRP 512Introduction to Visual Communication and GIS4
CRP 513Planning Research and Analysis4
CRP 516Demographic and Analytic Tools4
CRP 525Plan Implementation4
CRP 553Project Planning and Design Studio4
Second Year
CRP 518Policy Development4
CRP 530Planning Agency Management4
CRP 535Land Use and Planning Law4
CRP 552Community and Regional Planning Studio I4
CRP 554Community and Regional Planning Studio II4
Select one of the following options:4-6
Community and Regional Planning Studio III (4)
Professional Project (2, 2, 2)
Thesis (2, 2, 2)
Advisor Approved Electives
Additional 400 and 500-level courses, to be selected with graduate advisor's approval. 14-16
Total units72