Objectives The M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning prepares students to work in city and regional planning agencies and private consulting firms, where they will be highly desired because of this degree’s emphasis on skills in land use and environmental planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Class status: undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university; senior standing for conditional admission.
2.75 GPA from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution.
A minimum of two letters of recommendation, preferably one from a professor in the student’s major/minor field of study and one from an employer. If the student does not have related work experience, two letters from faculty members in the student’s major or minor field of study will be required.
International students must receive a minimum score on the TOEFL language examination. See Admissions web site at www.emich.edu/ admissions for minimum scores.
The M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning requires 36 credit hours of course work distributed among required courses, elective courses and thesis or internship courses as follows.
* Equivalency: If a student is employed in a planning position, a portfolio of work completed during employment may substitute for the internship requirement and credits. The acceptability of the portfolio will be determined by the program adviser. If an internship is not feasible, a student may request a six credit thesis to replace the Internship and Professional Publication/Report requirements.
Undergraduate Courses for Graduate Credit: Geography and Geology
The following courses may be elected for graduate credit. A maximum of nine hours of approved 400-level course work may be permitted in the earning of any graduate degree.
If you intend to enroll in any of the following undergraduate courses for graduate credit, you must submit a request form from the Graduate School to receive permission before enrolling in the course; otherwise, you will receive undergraduate credit.