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 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 6010||Introduction to Community Planning||3|
|CPLN 6050||Land and Urban Economics||3|
|CPLN 6450||Planning History and Theory||3|
|CPLN 6460||Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Policy (name to be changed to Geographic Information Systems)||3|
|CPLN 7200||Urban Design Studio||3|
|CPLN 7240||Quantitative Methods for Planning||3|
|or POLI 7000||Research Methods for Public and Nonprofit Organizations|
|CPLN 7300||Community-Based Qualitative Methods||3|
|CPLN 7430||Land Use Law (Name to be changed to Land Use Law)||3|
|CPLN 7600||Synthesis Studio I||3|
|CPLN 7610||Synthesis Studio 2||3|
|Electives (with MCP director approval)||15|