Dual Degree MCRP/Master of Science in Public Policy
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||Introduction to Public Policy||1|
|PUBP 6010||Ethics, Epistemology, and Public Policy||3|
|PUBP 6012||Fundamentals of Policy Processes||3|
|PUBP 6112||Research Design in Policy Science||3|
|PUBP 6118||Public Finance Policy||3|
|PUBP 6201||Public Policy Analysis||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Policy Implementation and Administration|
|Total Credit Hours||19|
|CP 6002||Introduction to Fields of Planning||2|
|CP 6012||Theory and History of Planning||4|
|CP 6016||Growth Management Law and Implementation||3|
|CP 6024||Quantitative and Computer Methods||4|
|CP 6052||Applied Planning Studio||4|
|Total Credit Hours||17|
Core Course Options for Dual Degree Students
|PUBP 6114||Applied Policy Methods and Data Analysis||3-4|
|or CP 6025||Advanced Planning Methods|
|PUBP 6116||Microeconomics for Policy Analysis||3|
|or CP 6031||Economic Analysis for 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.