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Degree Requirements & Admissions

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Program Information

OU offers the Master of Regional and City Planning (MRCP) degree through the Division of Regional and City Planning, a unit of the College of Architecture. The program is one of the oldest in the United States, founded in 1947. RCPL is an accredited program within the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning under the Planning Accreditation Board. The more than 600 graduates of the program hold leading planning positions throughout the United States and the world.

Program Offerings

CLOSE AND EXTENSIVE CONTACT ensures student success is the most valued benefit of our program.  Our size facilitates the generous time and dedication all faculty can give to each student.   

CONCENTRATION which are in high demand in the modern planning environment.  Our course materials and projects are focused on relevant, real-world planning issues and events that result in our graduates' immediate employability. 

FLEXIBILITY to develop programs of study tailored to student interests.  We have the ability to focus on each student's interests and work one-on-one to tailor individual courses of study within the curriculum's format.

A RICH CURRICULUM emphasizing skills development with training in the latest computer technologies.

A WELL-EQUIPPED COMPUTER LABORATORY with an extensive software library, including geographic information systems (GIS: ArcView, ArcMap), scanners, GPS receivers, color printers and plotters.

MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE by working in local agencies or with faculty on research projects.

DUAL MASTER'S DEGREE OPTIONS can be arranged with other programs.  Please talk to a Graduate Advisor for details.



Information Worth Noting

The quality of OU’s graduates is measured annually through a survey of employers.  The majority of those employers surveyed found OU graduates to be well prepared for careers in the profession.

More than 80% of our students are employed in planning or affiliated professions within 6 months of graduation.

The cost of education in Oklahoma is competitive. Oklahoma Residents pay approximately $8000 per year in tuition and fees.

AICP passage rates are on par with the State average.

For more information and data about our program see Required Accreditation Data

download icon Division of Regional and City Planning Strategic Plan 2014
Please click on the link above to download the 2014 strategic plan for the Division of Regional and City Planning.