Master of City & Metropolitan Planning (MCMP)

The Master of City & Metropolitan Planning (MCMP) is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. It emphasizes ecological resiliency, economic efficiency, and social justice through effective communication, collaboration, and innovation. The program’s blend of core knowledge and skills with selected specializations prepares students for professional and leadership roles in public, private, and nonprofit planning.

The program’s specialized field areas include ecological planning, smart growth, and urban design. In addition, students have the opportunity to integrate one of the department’s graduate certificates in real estate development, historic preservation, and urban design into their master’s degree program. Students are also encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary work, drawing from fields outside of planning.

Along with coursework in urban processes, history, law, theory, research, and analysis, the program features community-based planning workshops, urban design studios, and an individualized capstone professional project.

MCMP Course Map
MCMP Handbook

Academic Program Completion Plan for the MCMP
Students who entered degree program prior to Summer 2011
Students who entered degree program Summer 2011 to Spring 2012
Students who entered degree program Summer 2012 and onward

Professional Project
Professional Project Approval Form
Independent Study Form
Download the Professional Project Syllabus
Download the C&MP Style Guide

Computer Literacy Expectations for Incoming Students

Graduate Assistant/Teaching Assistant Application