Degree Programs

Master of Science in
Community and Regional Planning

 

Deborah Howe, PhD, FAICP

Department Chair

(267) 468-8300
dhowe@temple.edu

 

For advising and curricular information:
(215) 204.4358
tuccadvising@temple.edu


The MS in Community and Regional Planning prepares students for a career as a professional planner with the capacity to work on behalf of the public interest with the goal of facilitating healthy communities that support a high quality of life for all. We have an explicit focus on sustainability, environmental planning, regional planning and advanced computer applications.

 

We embrace the late Ian McHarg’s notion of ecologically-based planning. Our program has a close relationship with the Center for Sustainable Communities which provides students with opportunities to gain valuable experience by working on ecologically-based research and service projects. Faculty involvement in the Center’s research also yields rich case studies for classroom and studio projects.

 

Our students develop skills in:

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Critical analysis and problem-solving

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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Planning and zoning law

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Research and design

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Writing and interpersonal communication

 

Graduates of this program have gone on to careers in local and state government, urban planning, non-profit management, and community development. Several recent graduates have also been selected as finalists in the Presidential Management Fellows program.

 

Community and Regional Planning courses are available at the Center City, Ambler and Harrisburg campuses.Please refer to the Graduate Bulletin for detailed program requirements. Find out more about the Department of Community and Regional Planning.

 

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