Cornell's renowned city and regional planning program has a solid curriculum that combines theory and practice in both domestic and international realms. Through almost unparalleled access to internships and workshops, master of regional planning (M.R.P.) students test their ideas, research, and course work in practice, while bringing real world problems back into the classroom for critical examination.
Cornell's planning education is a collaborative endeavor: there is a strong sense of cooperation among the faculty and great openness to student input. Each of the 40 to 45 students entering each year creates an individualized program, building on the department's core curriculum and selecting elective classes to reflect personal goals.
Read an interview with recent graduate, Helen Schnoes (M.R.P. '14), currently the food systems coordinator for Douglas County, Kansas, in the APA Policy News for Planners blog.