Land Use Planning, Master of Science Degree
The Department of Geography offers a graduate program leading to a master of science (M.S.) degree in Land Use Planning Policy aimed at preparing students for planning research or professional practice. The Land Use Planning Policy program curriculum is multi-disciplinary, taking full advantage of a wide-range of planning and planning-related courses offered in Geography and in over 20 other disciplines campus-wide. It offers emphases in three critical sub-fields of land use planning and stresses in all areas a holistic policy approach for addressing the planning challenges of the twenty-first century.
The curriculum provides a foundation in planning tools and methods, along with a thorough analysis of contemporary planning practice including the most innovative approaches. Our graduates are prepared to perform the tasks required for entry-level planning positions, and possess a broader perspective that is critical to the advancement of their careers. In collaboration with other departments, a wide variety of specializations are possible including economic development, historic preservation, environmental planning, and others.
Applications for acceptance into the Land Use Planning Policy program must include
- A graduate admissions application,
- Application fees,
- GRE, LSAT, MCAT or GMAT scores (official copy),
- Official college transcript(s),
- Statement of purpose and goals, and
- Three letters of recommendation.
Complete applications received by February 1 are guaranteed consideration for the fall semester. Matriculating students who have not taken an introductory course in statistics must make up this deficiency during the first semester in residence.* In general, minimum standards for admission include a GRE score of 1,100 and an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (on a four point scale).
Candidates for the M.S. in Land Use Planning Policy must satisfy Graduate School general requirements. Students choose between the thesis (Plan A) and non-thesis (Plan B) degree plans. No student may register for classes beyond 14 credits without filing an approved program of study.
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