We are very pleased you are considering the Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) graduate program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. If you have a bachelor’s degree in any one of a broad spectrum of majors—the arts, social sciences, physical sciences, natural resources, geography, engineering, humanities, business, agriculture, education, public administration, and others, you are encouraged to apply for admission to the Master of Community and Regional Planning degree program.
While the MCRP program is situated in the College of Architecture, a design background is not required to pursue the degree; the program focuses on a broad range of community development, urban planning, and regional planning issues. The MCRP program can provide an excellent bridge from your undergraduate study to a professional career in which you can positively influence your community in a number of ways.
Applications are accepted for admission to the Master of Community and Regional Planning degree program on a rolling, continuing basis. Students may be accepted for admission in the fall, spring, or summer sessions. For priority consideration for financial assistance, applicants are urged to submit completed applications by March 1 for fall semester admission and November 1 for spring semester admission.
Application Process and Requirements
Application for admission to the MCRP degree program is initiated by submitting an online application form that is accessible in the “Admissions” section of the UNL Graduate Studies website. The online application form requests specific information about you and also includes instructions for submitting the following:
- $50 application fee
- Personal statement
- Names and email addresses of three persons who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation digitally
- One copy of all college/university official transcripts
- (GRE scores are not required)
- For international students: minimum test scores documenting English language proficiency are noted on the UNL Graduate Studies website at English proficiency scores
Soon after all required materials have been submitted online to the Office of Graduate Studies, the MCRP Faculty Admissions Committee reviews the completed application. The recommendation of the Faculty Admissions Committee is forwarded to the Office of Graduate Studies, where final action is taken on the application. The Office of Graduate Studies then notifies applicants of their admission status.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Kuenning.
College of Architecture
210 Architecture Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0106
( On-campus, 2-7943 )