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The Ohio State University
Master of City and Regional Planning
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With a professional planning degree, the opportunities to enact change are practically endless.

City and Regional Planning at the Knowlton School provides expansive knowledge of the field and detailed understanding in specific focus areas:

  • Community Development: Participatory and Neighborhood Planning, Equity and Inclusion, Housing
  • Sustainability and Resilience Planning
  • Transportation and Mobility: Infrastructure, Behavior, and Planning
  • Urban and Regional Economies: Regional Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Urban Innovation, and Urban and Regional Analysis
  • International Development: Comparative Urbanism and Global Contexts

Check out our faculty page to learn more about their backgrounds and latest research projects. Watch our introduction video to hear directly from our students about how they apply what they learn in our 2 year MCRP curriculum

The dynamic and fast-growing city of Columbus is our laboratory for learning.

Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries.

It’s a technology center where world-changing innovations are born. It’s a multicultural community that welcomes new residents from every country and culture.

Learn more about becoming a graduate student in Columbus: Smart + Open.


Low cost of living is coupled with affordable tuition and funding opportunities.

As a land-grant institution, Ohio State is committed to maintaining our low tuition rates. Our MCRP students may also benefit from a variety of funding sources such as university fellowships, graduate associate positions, program scholarships, and tuition waivers. All admitted students are considered for funding with no additional materials or application required. 

Experience in studio courses and professional internships set you up for success upon graduation.

Faculty, professors of practice and local practitioners share expertise and experiences in the classroom. Students go outside the classroom for award winning studios that engage local and regional clients, addressing existing challenges in transportation, sustainability, international development and regional equity.

Internships with local public, private and non-profits provide year round opportunities to see classroom ideas in action. International opportunities in Taiwan, Europe, the Caribbean and beyond enrich the degree experience with new and innovative perspectives.


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