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Community Planning - (MCP)

The Community Planning Program at Auburn University is a professionally oriented masters degree program that focuses on the skills that professional planners need for practice in an interactive and interdisciplinary environment. The centerpiece of the program is the opportunity for students and faculty to engage with under-served communities throughout Alabama and the Southeast through outreach, teaching, and engaged research. Through working on projects with communities throughout Alabama and the Southeast, students learn to help diverse and complex communities create and implement plans that improve and protect their quality-of-life, culture, resource base, built environment, natural environment, and economic vitality.

The Master of Community Planning (MCP) is a professional, non-thesis degree. Students will normally earn the degree in two academic years by successfully completing 45 credit hours of course work, including two capstone plan-making workshops. The program offers dual degree options with geography, public administration, and landscape architecture (each of which requires a separate application).  Enhanced opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching and learning are offered by the program’s distinctive Alabama City Year Program, in which the program focuses on one city in the Southeast each year and students complete multiple outreach and engagement projects in that city in each of their classes.

Master of Community Planning (45 credit hours)

CPLN 6010Introduction to Community Planning3
CPLN 6050Land and Urban Economics3
CPLN 6060Transportation and Mobility3
CPLN 6070Planning and the Environment3
CPLN 6080Housing and Neighborhood Conservation3
CPLN 6090Community and Economic Development3
CPLN 6450Planning History and Theory3
CPLN 6460Digital Applications3
CPLN 7200Urban Design Studio3
CPLN 7240Quantitative Methods for Planning3
CPLN 7430Planning Law and Ethics3
CPLN 7600Synthesis Studio I3
CPLN 7610Synthesis Studio 23
POLI 7140Public Budgeting3
Elective3
Total Hours45