Dual Degree MCRP/Master of Science in Public Policy
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The dual MS degree program in Public Policy and City and Regional Planning prepares students for policy analysis and planning work at the national, state, and local levels. Graduates work in public, private, and non-profit settings building on the complementary perspectives and skills of the two professions.
In addition to providing interdisciplinary professional training, the dual degree also provides the opportunity to step toward Ph.D. programs in either Public Policy or Planning with an emphasis on Urban, Environmental, or Economic Development Policy.
All students must complete a minimum combined requirement of 75 credit hours for the dual degree program. Students receive both degrees.
Required Core Courses for MSPP/MCRP Dual Degree
MS in Public Policy
|PUBP 6001||Intro to Public Policy||1|
|PUBP 6010||Ethic,Epistem&Public Pol||3|
|PUBP 6012||Fund of Policy Processes||3|
|PUBP 6112||Research Dsgn-Polcy Sci||3|
|PUBP 6118||Public Finance & Policy||3|
|PUBP 6201||Public Policy Analysis||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Policy Implement & Admin|
|Total Credit Hours||19|
|CP 6002||Intro to Planning||2|
|CP 6012||Planning Theory||4|
|CP 6016||Growth Management Law||3|
|CP 6024||Quant & Computer Methods||4|
|CP 6052||Planning Studio||4|
|Total Credit Hours||17|
Core Course Options for Dual Degree Students
|PUBP 6114||Applied Policy Methods||3-4|
|or CP 6025||Adv Planning Methods|
|PUBP 6116||Microecon-Policy Analy||3|
|or CP 6031||Econ Analysis-Planning|
|Total Credit Hours||6-7|
Students also select one concentration from among MSPP program offerings, each of which involves at least twelve credit hours. Either the Public Policy concentration or the City and Regional Planning specialization must be in the area of Economic Development; Urban and Regional Policy; or Environmental Policy, Planning and Management.