Master of City and Regional Planning

The Master in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) program at The Ohio State University trains students to become professional planners who apply knowledge and theory to practice, while introducing students to the latest developments in planning knowledge and techniques. This course of study occurs in the context of a university whose mission includes both the attainment of international distinction in education and scholarship and the traditional role of a land-grant university with a heritage of public service.

Students in the MCRP program do work that is connected to practice—including a required internship and client-based studio work.  Most students pursue paid internship experiences throughout their two years in the program, made available through the program’s network of public, not-for-profit, and private sponsors.

The MCRP program emphasizes the leadership, vision, and skills to support equitable, sustainable, and efficient communities at the local, regional, national and international levels, with global concerns and perspectives integrated throughout.  In support, we offer travel programs across the globe—Ghana, Taiwan, Europe, and Latin America.

The program affords students the ability to concentrate their work in an area of interest or pursue additional expertise through a graduate minor or dual degree, taking advantage of the MCRP’s position within a large and diverse university.

This program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.

To learn more about who we are and what we do, read the program viewbook.

Future students

To learn more about the Knowlton School, its award-winning facilities, faculty, financial aid and educational opportunities including travel, career services, and student organizations, please visit the future students section of the website.


Admission to any of our graduate programs requires an online application and supporting materials, which will allow our faculty to assess your potential for and your compatibility with our programs. Visit the graduate admissions page to learn more. Interested in this program, but not ready to start your application? Complete an Inquiry Card for more information.