Graduates of the Community and Regional Planning Program (CRP) at the University of Texas at Austin complete a rigorous course of study consisting of 48 hours of course credits. Courses involve a rich mix of graded class assignments, project work with clients, and evaluation of work by outside reviewers. To graduate with a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning, students must obtain an overall grade point average of B or better and receive a grade of B or better in all of the CRP core courses. In addition, each student must successfully complete an individual thesis or professional report read by a committee of at least two faculty members. Finally, all students must complete a 6 credit-hour Practicum course, in which they apply the skills acquired through the program to a real-world planning problem. In 2017-18, external reviewers rated the student work presented in final reviews in Practicum courses to be either "good" or "excellent" at least 80% of the time. In sum, our program requirements, external reviews, graduation rate, and the employment record of recent graduates in planning and related professions, all indicate that the CRP program fosters the highest levels of achievement from our students.
2018-2019 Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees for 12 hours per semester
|In State Residents, per full-time academic year||$12,234|
|Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year||$22,846|
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2017 and continued into fall 2018: 97
Student Graduation Rates
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2014: 82
Number of degress awarded, 2017-2018 Academic Year: 49
AICP Certification Exam Pass Rate
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2013; 100
Employment Rates in Planning-Related Professions
Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions wtihin 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2017: 83. (An additional 17 percent entered a doctoral program).
In an exit survey of 49 MSCP graduates in spring of 2018, 35 responded to the survey (71%). Of the respondents 77% believed that the CRP curriculum had prepared them well to work in the planning profession. In addition, 100% of those surveyed indicated they were prepared by the CRP curriculum to communicate orally and in written form, 94% prepared to function in culturally and ethnically diverse environments, 97% prepared to analyze and interpret data, 100% prepared to function independently on self-directed projects, 83% prepared to use computer based technology and planning-related software, and 97% well prepared to critically analyze information and arguments.