Master of Community and Regional Planning Application

Master of Community and Regional Planning Application

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, among others - from an accredited university, you are encouraged to apply for admission to the Master of Community and Regional Planning degree program. 

Application Deadlines

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 Requirements

The application process requires two parts. Students must apply to the Office of Graduate Studies (Step 1) and to the Community and Regional Planning Program (Step 2).

Step 1:

Your transcripts can  be uploaded onto your MyRed account. To view a step-by-step video tutorial on transcript uploading, and to learn more about transcript requirements, please visit  Graduate Studies Transcript Upload page.

After completing the application you will be issued a University of Nebraska Identification Number (NU ID). Your NU ID will allow you to sign into the University's online records system - MyRed. There you can view a list of application materials received or still needed by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Within 24 business hours of being issued an NU ID you will receive an email message welcoming you to log into the Graduate Admission Management and Evaluation System (GAMES). There you can view a list of additoinal application materials and information required by the Community and Regional Planning program. GAMES is a secure web-based system that allows you to provide materials online.

Step 2:

Please submit the following materials through GAMES:

  • Statement of Interest

  • Resume

  • Three references will be asked to submit letters of recommendation electronically

  • GRE score (recommended, not required)

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

International applicants should send all the materials requested above, plus:

  • TOEFL or IELTS score. Exemptions for the English proficiency requirement are granted for non-native speakers who have received a bachelor's or more advanced degree either from a U.S. institution or from a university outside the U.S. at which English is the official language of instruction.

The MCRP Faculty Admissions Committee reviews these materials, along with the letters of recommendation and the applicant's personal statement. 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 issues a "Certificate of Admission" to applicants who are admitted to the program.


For more information, please contact Dana McIntyre

Contact Info

College of Architecture
210 Architecture Hall
Lincoln NE 68588-0106
( On-campus, 2-9229 )