M.R.P. Curriculum and Requirements

The Master of Regional Planning (M.R.P.) core curriculum provides each student with a foundation in planning history and practice, urban theory, and the tools of planning analysis — both qualitative and quantitative. It includes requirements such as law or international institutions, microeconomics, statistics, and intensive collaborative workshops that examine theory in practice. In addition, an independent writing project is required.

M.R.P. students participate in summer internships with government agencies, research institutions, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the U.S. and abroad; and internships in Europe with international institutions affiliated with the Cornell in Rome program.

Students have access to the whole of Cornell University. AAP and departments throughout the university provide a rich array of electives. Students can further tailor their course of study through the second-year independent exit project. Faculty mentoring, through one-on-one advising and instruction, enhances the experience.

Please consult the M.R.P. Courses of Study for degree requirements.  

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