The Planning Program at UTA offers the only accredited Master and Ph.D. degrees in City and Regional Planning in America’s 4th largest and fast-growing Dallas-Forth region. Our master's program (MCRP) prepares students to become life-long professional planners and leaders and to solve real-world planning problems. Our Ph.D. program trains students to conduct independent and cutting-edge research in planning and policy.

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  • City and Regional Planning - MCRP
  • Urban Planning and Public Policy - PhD
  • Minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

What Will I Learn?

  • Urban and Housing Policies
  • Smart and Resilient Cities
  • Transportation Planning
  • Design and Development
  • Environmental Planning
  • Land Use/Transportation Analysis, Planning and Policy

Example Courses

  • The Metroplex
  • Planning the American City
  • Foundations of Environmental Protection and Sustainability
  • Sustainable Communities
All Major Courses

Career Opportunities

  • Professional planners with public, private, and non-profit organizations
  • University-level teaching and research
  • Research organizations like think tanks, sneior public, private, non-profit sector positions, and policy or advocacy institutes

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