The beautiful Cornell campus is home to many top-10 academic programs. Graduate study at Cornell is characterized by its interdisciplinary nature, and planning students can take classes all across the university. As the land-grant institution for New York state it has a mandate to be both intellectual and practical, with a strong outreach component. This means that there is a deep knowledge about, and dedication to, place and community.
The CRP faculty includes critical thinkers and gifted educators in diverse areas. Their extensive and widely cited publications place CRP close to the top of the rankings of productivity and influence among planning programs in the U.S. and around the world. Faculty generate substantial funds in sponsored research projects, they engage in practice, and speak around the world to academics and decision-makers. This engagement is essential to transforming research into policy action, to giving voice to knowledge.
Planning at Cornell is a joint enterprise of students and faculty. Each student creates an individualized program beginning with the department's core curriculum and the addition of elective courses to reflect personal goals. Students are not be restricted to one set of courses or one point of view.
As a graduate student in planning, the whole of Cornell University is open to you. There is a rich array of elective courses offered in AAP and across the university.
CRP offers more funded field-based learning opportunities than most other graduate planning programs. Through internships, research, and study programs, CRP students have worked in Albany, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, New York City, Hanoi, Stockton, San Francisco, Nairobi, Brazil, Panama, Rome, and New Orleans, among other places.
Ithaca workshops and design studios add tools and encourage reflective practice. Students also initiate service-learning projects through a strong network of student organizations.