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PhD in City and Regional Planning
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Introduction

The Doctor of Philosophy in City and Regional Planning Program provides advanced study of cities and regions and 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, most of whom have a graduate degree in city and regional planning or a cognate discipline.

The PhD program counts 20 students in residence working closely with faculty on the delivery of the BSCRP and MCRP programs as well as on research projects. The program trains doctoral students to conduct independent and original planning research and in pedagogical approaches to teaching city and regional planning.

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Curriculum

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.

The PhD program counts 20 students in residence working closely with faculty on the delivery of the BSCRP and MCRP programs as well as on research projects. The program trains doctoral students to conduct independent and original planning research and in pedagogical approaches to teaching city and regional planning.

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

Learn more about the MCRP areas of focus

Funding

City and Regional Planning makes four Knowlton PhD Awards to incoming doctoral students every year. The Knowlton PhD Awards include a four-year commitment of financial support (a stipend and a tuition waiver) through a combination of fellowships and graduate research and teaching associateships.

Ohio State

Planning at Knowlton is committed to Ohio State's land-grant mission of public service. That commitment is reflected in our curriculum and also 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.

Apply

Review of applications begins December 1, 2020. Click here for application information. Click here for webinar information sessions or a virtual tour.

Further questions can be addressed to: Dr. Gulsah Akar, PhD Director Dr. Jason Reece, Graduate Chair Jon Bullock, MEd, Graduate Coordinator

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