Urban and Regional Planning

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban and Regional Planning

Please follow these steps when applying for admission into the Ph.D. Program in Urban and Regional Planning:

1.  Complete an online application with the Division of Graduate Studies
2.  Submit one official transcript from all universities/colleges/junior colleges attended
3.  Out-of-state application fee is $25.00
4.  Submit a copy of your immunization record
5.  International applicants must submit a satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS score

Mail the above information with the exception of the online application to:  The Division of Graduate Studies, PO Box 17095, First Floor Administration Building, 1400 J.R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS  39217-0195 ______________________________________________________________________________

Documents that come directly to the Department of Urban and Regional Planning are:
6.  One official transcript from all universities/colleges/junior colleges attended
7.  Three letters of recommendation and three reference forms to accompany the reference letters Recommendation Form to accompany letter
8. 
Statement of Purpose indicating interest in program
9.  GRE official score report of less than five years old

Mail the Urban and Regional Planning documents to:  The Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Universities Center, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Box 23, Jackson, MS  39211.

 

Ph.D. Curriculum (pdf version)
Core Area Courses
URP 700 Historical Development of Cities (3 hours)
URP 702 Theoretical Perspectives in Planning (3 hours)
URP 710 Advanced Statistical Methods (3 hours)
URP 712 Research Methodology (3 hours)
URP 714 Ethics in Planning Seminar (3 hours)

Academic Concentration Areas
Community Development and Housing
URP 720 Urban Housing Policies (3 hours)
URP 722 Community Developmen and Housing (3 hours)
URP 724 Urban Revitalization Studio (3 hours)
URP 726 Citizen Participation Strategies (3 hours)
URP 728 Local and Regional Economic Cevelopment Strategies (3 hours )

Environment and Land Use
URP 730 Environment and Land Use (3 hours)
URP 735 Land Use Planning Studio (3 hours)
URP 736 International Human Settlements (3 hours)
URP 737 Urban Implementation Strategies (3 hours)

Urban Design
URP 740 Foundations in Urban Design (3 hours)
URP 742 Analytical and Evaluation Methods for Urban Design Research (3 hours)
URP 744 Urban Design Studio (3 hours)
URP 746 Urban Design Doctoral Seminar (3 hours)

Other Courses
URP 750 Professional Practice Issues in Planning (3 hours)
URP 770 Independent Study or Research Practice (3 hours)
URP 899 Dissertation (3 hours)

 

Ph.D. Course Descriptions