MCRP Program Requirements

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 a concentration of coursework with guidance from their faculty advisor. Students can choose from the Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) or Urban Design (UD) concentrations, or they can develop a customized concentration to suit their interests and professional aspirations. (Students wishing to complete the ICP or UD concentrations should indicate their interest in the concentration during the admissions process.) 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. Also in the second year, the program's Capstone requirement provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their competency through developing a professional portfolio or professional research report.

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.

MCRP PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

CORE COURSES

Credits

ICP
Credits

Urban Design
Credits

PLAN 508 Foundations of Planning Theory and History

333

PLAN 509 Urbanism as a Global Way of Life

222

PLAN 510 Environment and Sustainability Concepts for Planning Practice

22 2

PLAN 521 Quantitative Skills for Planners

333

PLAN 522 Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis

222

PLAN 523 The Profession of Planning

222

PLAN 524 Legal Concepts for Professional Planning

222

PLAN 525 Planning Practice Methods

222

Total Core Credits: 18.

 

 

CONCENTRATION CREDITS

CreditsICP
Credits

Urban Design
Credits

MCRP students will develop a customized minimum 12-credit concentration and program in consultation with their advisor, including courses within SCARP and potentially in other university units. Students in the Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) or Urban Design concentrations will take required courses noted below.12N/A   N/A
ICP concentration students will take the following required credits:
     PLAN 503 Planning for Community Economic Development 3 
     PLAN 533 Indigenous Community Planning: Ways of Being and Knowing 3 
     PLAN 553 Indigenous Law and Governance 3 
     PLAN 595 Facilitation, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution for Planners 3 
Urban Design concentration students will take the following required credits:
     PLAN 517 Theory and Methods of Urban Design  3
     PLAN 587A Urban Design: Introduction to Physical & Land Use Planning (prerequisite: PLAN 517)  3
     PLAN 587B Urban Design: Introductory Urban Design Studio (prerequisite: PLAN 587A)  3
     Other concentration course, chosen in consultation with advisor.  3

Total Concentration Credits (minimum): 12.

 

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES

CreditsICP
Credits

Urban Design
Credits

PLAN 526 Selected Topics in Experimental Learning: The Planning Studio (taken in the second year over two terms)

(ICP students only: The studio course (6 credits) will be combined with the capstone professional report to fulfill the 12 credit practicum requirement)

666

PLAN 527 Internship (usually taken in the summer following the first year)

333

PLAN 528 A Capstone

PLAN 528 B Capstone - ICP Students
(ICP students only: The studio course (6 credits) will be combined with the Capstone to fulfill the 12 credit practicum requirement)

 

N/A

N/A

 

 6

3

 

N/A

Total other required courses: 12 credits. ICP students: 15.

 

ELECTIVE CREDITS

CreditsICP
Credits

Urban Design
Credits

Electives can be any graduate-level courses within SCARP or in other departments that relate to the student’s interests.  A minimum of 6 credits are required for students in the MCRP and the Urban Design concentration (see more), a minimum of 3 credits are required for ICP students; however students are free to take more.636

Total Elective Credits: 6.  ICP students: 3.

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS:  48

 

48

 

48

 

48