Community and Regional Planning


Community and Regional Planning

We develop professionals who will effect cultural, societal and environmental change in the evolving and diverse sphere of Planning.

Program Description

The 48 credit hour Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) graduate degree is a program of choice for students who come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, but are connected in their desire to impact our environment, society and communities in positive ways through sustainable practices and planning efforts.

The field of Planning is focused on creating communities and spaces that support sustainable living.   Through efforts that are creative, healthful and efficient, yet focused on the individual identities of the places we enhabit and enjoy, Planners work to improve our lives from one generation to the next.  Planners work ina  vareity of roles that positively impact the physical, social and economic vitality of communities.  Among the fundamental areas in which planners work are land use, economic development, transportation, housing, human services, and various aspects of the physical environment.  Today's professional Planners are adaptive, engaged and collaborative- using knowledge and skills that are developed in the MCRP program.

As the only Community and Regional Planning program in Nebraska, UNL's MCRP program has a respected tradition of educating and graduating students who can facilitate positive change the communities and environments in which they're working.  Students in the MCRP program reflect the diversity of the field of Planning, entering the program at various points in their academic and personal lives with diverse academic and professional experiences.  The MCRP program includes required core courses, as well as sufficient elective credit hours to enable students to develop specializaed skills and interests within the field of Planning.

Planning Accreditation Board (PAB)

The Master of Community and Regional Planning graduate program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB), which ensures a high quality of urban planning education among accredited degree programs.  The MCRP degree program at UNL has been continously accredited by the PAB since 1972.

PAB Information (7D Criterion)