Geography, Regional Planning Track, MS

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    Become a Leader in Regional Planning

    Acquire the theoretical, practical, and policy knowledge necessary to become a regional planner. As a student in this track, you'll choose from a number of geography-centered studies: population, urban, trade and transportation, political, social, and settlement. You can then study the many different areas that impact regional planning: design, law, policy, theory, economy, environment, and plan implementation.

    Core Program (9cr)

    • GEOG 610 - Research in Geography and Regional Planning 3 cr
    • GEOG 612 - Quantitative Techniques in Geography and Regional Planning 3 cr
    • GEOG 614 - Thought and Philosophy in Geography and Regional Planning 3 cr

    Regional Planning Track (15cr)

    Five courses from among the following:

    • GEOG 531 - Population Geography 3cr
    • GEOG 532 - Urban Geography 3cr
    • GEOG 533 - Geography of Trade and Transportation 3cr
    • GEOG 534 - Political Geography 3cr
    • GEOG 536 - Social Geography 3cr
    • GEOG 550 - Introduction to Planning 3cr
    • GEOG 552* - Planning Methods 3cr
    • GEOG 554 - Planning Design 3cr
    • GEOG 558 - Land Use Law 3cr
    • GEOG 564* - Land Use Policy 3cr
    • GEOG 568 - Planning Theory 3cr
    • GEOG 617 - Field Techniques in Geography and Planning 3cr
    • GEOG 620 - Spatial Structure of the Economy 3cr
    • GEOG 623 - Regional Development 3cr
    • GEOG 625 - Environmental Planning 3cr
    • GEOG 633 - Settlement Geography 3cr
    • GEOG 665 - Plan Implementation 3cr
    • PLSC 668 - Public Sector Financial Administration 3cr