Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP)



The MCRP is a professional degree in Planning. It is an innovative and flexible program that anticipates and responds to rapidly changing urban, regional, and global environments.

The MCRP curriculum begins with a strong core sequence of 18 credits that is tailored to the evolving demands of the profession. Students will additionally undertake concentrated study through a sequence of courses customized for their interests and professional aspirations. In their second year, students will be required to take a studio course that integrates theories and methods covered throughout the curriculum into a single team-based project with a real or simulated client or community group.

Cumulative program requirements provide students with real world experience and prepare them for entry into a wide variety of planning jobs. The program also features an internship/work experience, and a mentoring program. The capstone to the MCRP program is a professional project; there is no thesis option. 



The MCRP also includes two concentrations with separate concentration credits: The Indigenous Community Planning Concentration and the Urban Design Concentration. For a more complete description of the concentrations click on the links provided.

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Master of Arts in Planning/Master of Science in Planning (MAP/MScP)

The MAP/MScP is a thesis-based research program of study which is differentiated from SCARP’s accredited, professionally oriented MCRP and is intended to provide learning opportunities for practicing professionals who want to strengthen their research skills; those with undergraduate planning degrees from accredited programs; and students (with or without a master’s degree) interested in eventually doing doctoral research, to undertake graduate-level study leading to a non-accredited, research-based master’s degree.