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.  Non-Mississippi residents must pay the out-of-state application fee of $25.00
4.  Submit a copy of your immunization record
5.  International applicants must submit a satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS score

6.  Three letters of recommendation and three reference forms to accompany the reference letters Recommendation Form to accompany letter
Statement of Purpose indicating interest in program, skills, background, and what would you like to do professionally once your graduate.  There is no particular format for this requirement.
8.  GRE official score report of less than five years old

All documents with the exception of the transcripts must be uploaded via your online account.
*NewPh.D.D students are only accepted for the fall semester.


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