Graduate Program | Urban Planning Joint Degree Program

Dual Degree with New Jersey Institute of Technology (MCRP/MIP)

To expand educational opportunities in the urban planning field, an agreement between the Bloustein School and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) implemented a dual master of city and regional planning and master in infrastructure planning degree program (MCRP/MIP). The Bloustein School’s planning program offers a broad array of courses in such areas as housing, transportation, community development, environment, urban and regional economics, and information technology, as well as concentrations in several specialized areas. The MCRP degree is fully accredited and widely recognized.

The 60-credit dual MCRP/MIP degree program can be completed in two years of full-time study. The total of 84 credits that would be required to obtain the two degrees separately (48 for MCRP and 36 for the MIP) is thus reduced by 24 credits, and the time from three to two years. The dual degree combines the complementary strengths of the two programs and provides a broad professional education ranging from city and regional policy planning to physical infrastructure planning and urban design. The program is intended to draw students from architecture, engineering, and the social sciences.

Two alternative dual degree tracks are offered. The MCRP/MIP track provides a sequence of courses suitable for students with educational backgrounds in the social sciences and engineering. The MIP/MCRP track is intended for students with degrees in architecture or related fields or who are prospective graduates of the master of architecture (M. Arch) degree program at NJIT. In each case, students attend classes at both Rutgers and NJIT, requiring course schedule coordination across campuses but offering a rich set of experiences and interactions.

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