Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP)

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Program Description

The MCRP degree prepares graduates to shape community and regional change, and work towards environmental sustainability and social justice for their communities and regions as well as the larger world. The MCRP degree program is the only nationally-accredited planning degree offered in New Mexico. Graduates work in research and professional careers with community-based organizations, nonprofit and international non-governmental organizations, private sector firms, and public agencies at the tribal, local, regional, state and federal government levels.

The MCRP degree emphasizes the intersections and interactions among people and both natural and built environments. We have a community-based approach to address intersecting issues in community and economic development, natural resources and environmental planning, and physical planning and design.

We are unique in that we are one of the few planning departments with an emphasis in Indigenous planning. The program is designed to allow students to also pursue a concentration consistent with their professional objectives. There are four MCRP concentrations:

  • Community Development
  • Indigenous Planning
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Planning
  • Physical Planning & Design
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Welcome to the School of Architecture + Planning at the state of New Mexico’s flagship institution, UNM. We are the only professional design and planning school in the country that is both a Carnegi ... Read More

Welcome to the School of Architecture + Planning at the state of New Mexico’s flagship institution, UNM. We are the only professional design and planning school in the country that is both a Carnegie rated Category 1, High Intensive Research university, and a Hispanic and Minority serving public university. Read less