University of Utah

City and Metropolitan Planning (MCMP)

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The Master of City & Metropolitan Planning (MCMP) program at the University of Utah is a 49-51 credit hour program of study, emphasizing ecological resiliency, economic efficiency, and social justice through effective communication, collaboration, and innovation. Along with coursework in urban processes, history, law, theory, research, and analysis, the program features community-based planning workshops, urban design studios, and an individualized capstone professional project. The MCMP program's specializations include ecological planning, small town/resort town planning, smart growth, and urban design. In addition, students have the opportunity to integrate one of the department's graduate certificates in real estate development, historic preservation, and urban design into their master's degree program. Students are also encouraged to engage in interdisciplinary work, drawing from fields outside of planning. Applications are accepted annually before November 1st for spring, March 1st for summer, and January 15th (with rolling admissions until July 1st) for the following fall semester. More information can be found at

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Saolo Betham
Recruitment & Admissions Officer
College of Architecture + Planning
Telephone: (801) 585-2361

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