The MPPA/MRP program prepares students for meaningful and effective careers at the national, state, and local levels in public policy, management, and economic development and planning.
Students may begin their studies in either program. It is best to complete a full year in one program before beginning the second program. Students fulfill the core requirements of the other program during the second year, then fulfill the remaining requirements of both programs in the third year.
Sample Program Timetable
|Year 1||MPPA curriculum||MPPA curriculum||MPPA summer internship (ten weeks, full time)|
|Year 2||MRP curriculum||MPPA/MRP curriculum|
|Year 3||MRP curriculum||MPPA Capstone/MRP Thesis|
While applicants must meet both the Department of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning's and the School of Public Policy's admission standards, students only need to submit one application to the Graduate Admissions Office. Students already enrolled in one of the programs can apply to the other program during their first year to matriculate as a dual-degree MPPA/MRP candidate.