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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
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Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning (URPL)

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).

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Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following criteria

  1. Class status: undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university; senior standing for conditional admission.
  2. 2.75 GPA from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution.
  3. 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.
  4. International students must receive a minimum score on the TOEFL language examination. See Admissions website at for minimum scores.

Department Information:

Geography & Geology - College of Arts & Sciences

Richard Sambrook, Ph.D.
Department Head

203 Strong Hall
(734) 487-0218

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Advisor Information:

Heather Khan, Ph.D.

225 Strong Hall
(734) 487-8021

Degree Requirements: 36 hours

The M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning requires 36 credit hours of course work distributed among required, elective, and thesis or internship courses, as follows.

Required Courses: 31-33 hours