Master Requirements for City and Metropolitan Planning
City & Metropolitan Planning
Architecture Building 235
CMP Office Suite 220
Minimum Master Hours: 49
MCMP The Master of City and Metropolitan Planning (MCMP) is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. It emphasizes ecological resiliency, economic efficiency, and social justice through effective communication, collaboration, and innovation. The program’s blend of core knowledge and skills with selected specializations prepares students for professional and leadership roles in public, private, and nonprofit planning. Specializations include ecological planning, smart growth, urban design, transportation planning, urban design, historic preservation, real estate development, and geographic information systems, among others. Interdisciplinary work, drawing from fields outside of planning, is encouraged. The curriculum additionally features a community-based planning workshop and a capstone professional project.
Click here for admission information. Applicants are asked to submit transcripts, a complete online application, 2 letters of recommendation (at least one from an individual familiar with the applicant’s academic abilities), a statement of purpose, a resume, and GRE scores.
City & Metropolitan Planning and Real Estate Development
The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, together with the David Eccles School of Business and the Department of Finance, offer a dual degree program that enables students to earn a Master of City & Metropolitan Planning (MCMP) degree and a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) degree simultaneously. A student enrolled in the dual degree program will be able to earn both degrees in less time and with fewer overall credit requirements than if that student enrolled in each degree program independently.
The MCMP/MRED program is designed for those students seeking to combine the planning and development professions. Over their careers, successful planners learn much on-the-job about development, while over their careers successful real estate developers learn much on-the-job about planning. The dual degree program is designed to accelerate professional preparation in both planning and development; and provide the platform for quickly understanding how changes in planning and development affect their professional activities.
The dual degree also provides graduates with broader employment options both after graduation and over their careers. Graduates may pursue positions for public (federal, state and local level), private and nonprofit planning, and/or development agencies. They may also find career work as consultants bridging planning and development professions. Students with dual degrees, for example, may plan and build a wide range of projects, or advise others on how to best combine planning and development interests. For more information: http://www.plan.utah.edu/?page_id=2836
City & Metropolitan Planning and Juris Doctor
The Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, together with the S.J. Quinney College of Law, offer a dual degree program that enables students to earn a Master of City & Metropolitan Planning (MCMP) degree and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree simultaneously. This dual degree program seeks to take advantage of complementary intellectual benefits from studying law and city and metropolitan planning in a coordinated program. The subject of city and metropolitan planning in the United States can hardly be broached without directly incorporating some aspect of the American legal system. Similarly, a significant element of modern state and local government law involves topics and processes that are central to planning practices. Thus, any student interested in the problems at the core of growth, development, and state and local infrastructure will benefit from understanding these issues from both planning and legal perspectives. Doing so will enrich their ability to address the relevant problems, serve and attract clients, and provide them with a competitive advantage in the job market.
A student enrolled in the dual degree program will be able to earn both degrees in less time and with fewer overall credit requirements than if that student enrolled in each degree program independently. Students enrolled in the dual degree program may count up to 12 credit hours of JD class work towards fulfilling the 49-51 credit-hour requirement of the MCMP degree, and may count up to 12 credit hours of MCMP class work towards fulfilling the 88 credit-hour requirement of the JD degree. Upon completion of both programs, the student earns two separate degrees, a JD degree awarded by the College of Law and an MCMP degree awarded by the College of Architecture + Planning. For more information: http://www.plan.utah.edu/?page_id=2839
(Complete 18 Credits)
Students are encouraged to select elective courses within specific planning field areas, in consultation with their graduate advisor.
Students holding the undergraduate planning degree from the University of Utah should consult with their advisor for the possible waiver of up to nine credit hours form the MCMP degree in acknowledgment of their pre-professional studies.