M.A Rural Geography: Community Planning (nonthesis plan)

This academic plan is designed for students who want to pursue a career in understanding and shaping the human-built environment and communities in which we live, including cities, towns, neighborhoods, and rural places. The nonthesis option requires a professional applied paper that is overseen by your practicum committee. Generally, this plan is not intended for practicing professional planners.


To complete this 36-unit plan, which includes a professional applied paper, you take:

(Planning courses may be substituted depending on prior professional experience in planning.)

(You may substitute coursework for this internship depending on your professional work experience.)

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