Our mission is to educate and prepare professional planners for the real world.
The PAB-accredited master's degree program in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) prepares students for careers as professional planners with public, private and nonprofit organizations. The application of applied research techniques, and skills to “real world” planning problems provides students with practical experience for guiding the future of metropolitan planning and sustainability.
DEGREE FOCUS AND HIGHLIGHTS
- Urban & Housing Policies
- Smart & Resilient Cities
- Transportation Planning
- Design & Development
- Environmental Planning
- 2 Year Graduate Degree Program with Certificates
- Nationally Accredited Program with a Long History
- Excellent Internship and Job Placement
- Located in the heart of Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, 4th largest Metropolitan Region in the Country
- Employment Opportunities & Mentorship Programs
The University of Texas at Arlington's City and Regional Planning Program is officially recognized since 1978 by the Planning Accreditation Board. Accredited programs must meet strict professional and academic standards developed by the PAB and its sponsoring organizations, the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, and the American Planning Association.
The degree requires completion of 48 hours of study: 30 hours of core courses, either 6 hours of Thesis or 3 hours of Professional Report and 12-15 hours of elective courses. A student who is well-prepared through an undergraduate degree in planning or related field and has as well five or more years of relevant and verifiable professional experience may be eligible to complete the degree in 30 credit hours.
Learn more details in the UTA Graduate Catalog
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