Regional and City Planning, M.R.C.P.L.

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Minimum Total Hours (Thesis): 48

Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 44

Program Code: M818

Non-Thesis Track

Required Courses
RCPL 5013History and Theory of Urban Planning3
RCPL 5063Planning with Diverse Communities3
RCPL 5113Urban Planning Research Methods3
RCPL 5173Urban and Regional Analysis3
RCPL 5203Urban Land Use Controls3
RCPL 5463Geographic Information Systems for Land Use Planning3
Choose one of the following:5
Comprehensive Regional And City Planning Project
Comprehensive RCPL Project: Reporting and Implementation
and Comprehensive RCPL Project: Research and Plan Making 1
Program Electives
Choose 21 hours21
Total Credit Hours44

Thesis Track

Required Courses
RCPL 5013History and Theory of Urban Planning3
RCPL 5063Planning with Diverse Communities3
RCPL 5113Urban Planning Research Methods3
RCPL 5173Urban and Regional Analysis3
RCPL 5203Urban Land Use Controls3
RCPL 5463Geographic Information Systems for Land Use Planning3
Choose one of the following:5
Comprehensive Regional And City Planning Project
Comprehensive RCPL Project: Reporting and Implementation
and Comprehensive RCPL Project: Research and Plan Making 1
Program Electives
Choose 21 hours21
Thesis Research
RCPL 5980Research for Master's Thesis4
Total Credit Hours48

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.