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 website at www.emich.edu/admissions for minimum scores.
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 advisor. If an internship is not feasible, a student may request a six credit thesis to replace the Internship and Professional Publication/Report requirements.