The Master of City and Regional Studies (M.C.R.S.) is a 30-credit degree offered only in specialized circumstances. Applicants must hold an advanced degree and are seeking auxiliary knowledge in planning, or be international practicing planners.
The Program of Study
Requirements and standards for admission are otherwise comparable to the M.C.R.P. two-year degree. The 30 credits required for this degree include the core required courses in theory and urban economics as well as two semesters of methods, including Methods of Planning Analysis I (34:970:515). Studio courses are not required and international students are waived out of the planning law course requirement. All M.C.R.S. candidates are required to pass an extensive comprehensive examination.
Students must maintain an overall grade-point average of 3.0 in order to graduate. If a student’s grade-point average is below a 3.0 at the end of a semester, the student will have one semester to improve the average to 3.0 or greater. During the semester, the student will be on probation. Additionally, a student cannot graduate with more than three courses (9 credits) with grades of C+ or below.