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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
  • Geography and Regional Planning Department
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    Room 413
    981 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2250
  • Fax: 724-357-6479
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–Noon
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.