Graduate Degree Programs
City and Regional Planning
Joint M.R.P. Degree Programs
Joint degrees are offered with the following departments and schools. Requirements for one degree are applied as electives for the other, allowing joint-degree students to complete both degrees in less time than it would take to do them sequentially, although it will take longer than pursuing either degree alone.
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Cornell Opens a Whole World to You
Cornell supports opportunities for study abroad. Many planning students pursue research problems that relate to development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Other students choose to participate in AAP's Cornell in Rome program, a semester-long experience in the historic center of Rome. With the help of faculty members, graduate students can arrange internships with international planning agencies located in Rome. In recent years, M.R.P. students have worked with United Nations agencies, in Italian city planning agencies, and in non-governmental organizations. All students take courses in art, architecture, and urban planning, all stressing the convergence of artistic, cultural, and architectural ideas in Rome.
All students are encouraged to spend the summer between their first and second years of study in planning-related employment, an internship, or field research in the United States or abroad. Each year, the department offers matching funds to encourage students to work in public, private, and nonprofit organizations for the summer. These summer internships often combine research and professional experience, providing material for the degree requirement of a research paper, thesis, or professional report, as well as offering hands-on learning opportunities. Sometimes the internships lead to permanent positions.