Master of Regional Planning/Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Transportation)
For those students interested in an interdisciplinary education that will provide them with strong foundations in the closely connected fields of transportation engineering and regional planning, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning offer an M.S.C.E./M.R.P. dual master’s degree. The dual degree program provides students with a solid background in engineering along with understanding of the social, political, regulatory, and economics factors in preparation for careers in related fields.
This 66-credit program (30 credits in Civil Engineering’s Transportation Program and 36 credits in Regional Planning) allows students to complete two degrees in two years (plus summers). Students complete the required courses for the M.S.C.E. in Transportation Engineering, with the 1-credit Transportation Engineering Seminar requirement waived. Students complete the requirements for the M.R.P., with the core engineering courses counting for the M.R.P. concentration requirement. Students will also fulfill the joint requirements for M.S.C.E. Thesis, Project, or 2-course option and M.R.P. Thesis, Project, or 3-Course Option on a topic of relevance to both programs. A student pursues a Thesis or Project in one program and course option in the other or completes the course option in both programs.
Applicants must meet the respective admission standards for each program. The GRE is required for the M.S.C.E. degree and is admissible for M.R.P. admissions as well. Students submit only one application, which is reviewed by both programs. Applicants must be accepted to both programs to enter the M.S.C.E./M.R.P. dual degree program.
Additional information regarding M.R.P. program options is available in the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning section of this Bulletin. Additional information concerning the M.S.C.E. degree is available in the Civil and Environmental Engineering section of this Bulletin.