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PhD in City and Regional Planning

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The Doctor of Philosophy in City and Regional Planning Program provides advanced study of cities and regions and the systems and processes that produce places and sustain communities.
The PhD program combines intensive seminars with individualized programs of study. A small number of PhD students are accepted each year, and most have a graduate degree in city and regional planning or a related discipline. All admitted students receive a four-year funding through a combination of fellowships, research and teaching assistantships.
The PhD program enrolls about 20 students in residence who work closely with faculty on delivering the BSCRP and MCRP programs and on research projects. The program prepares doctoral students to conduct independent and original planning research and trains them in the pedagogical approaches to teaching city and regional planning.
Because of the nature of independent research, the PhD program curriculum is very flexible. The curriculum allows students to develop a research program through their academic interests and in concert with their advisor.
CRP faculty specialize in the following areas:

•    Economic Development
•    Community Development and Housing
•    Urban Design and Physical Planning
•    Environmental Planning and Sustainability
•    Transportation and Mobility
•    International Development
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Planning at Knowlton is committed to Ohio State's land-grant mission of public service. That commitment is reflected in our curriculum and in our goal of making graduate education and training accessible to all. Ohio State is committed to maintaining affordable tuition and to funding graduate education where possible. With more than 200 graduate programs, the opportunities for interdisciplinary work are nearly endless.

Fellowship Priority Deadline: December 2. Click here for application information. Click here for webinar information sessions or a virtual tour.
Further questions can be addressed to:
Dr. Yasuyuki Motoyama, PhD Director
Dr. Jason Reece, Graduate Chair
Jon Bullock, MEd, Graduate Coordinator