Because planning integrates knowledge of many disciplines, a student may enter the program with an undergraduate degree in any discipline. The student brings his/her previous knowledge to a curriculum, which provides complementary scientific knowledge, analytic, design, and problem formulations skills and an understanding of the legal, political, economic and physical context within which planning occurs.
This year, the Graduate School has moved the entire application online, so all of your application materials, except for your transcript(s), must be submitted online.Application requirements include:
- completion of a University Application for Graduate Study that requires a nonrefundable $65 application fee
- completion of a School of Planning MCP Application Form. (Must have Adobe Reader v. 8 or newer to be able to save filled-in form information. As an alternative, fill out form and print-to-PDF, or print hardcopy and re-scan).
- submission of three (3) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your potential to complete professional graduate study (at least one should be an academic contact). These must be submitted by your recommenders online.
- a professional resumé
Note: A portfolio or examples of design work are optional. If submitted, please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope for their return.
- official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
- applicants from outside the U.S. are required to have test scores of 560 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- official transcripts or, in the case of foreign students, an official record of prior academic study in English
Note Admission to the School of Planning is contingent upon receipt of the final official transcript stating the date the degree was conferred.Please mail these to the following address:
School of Planning
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 210016-0016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
We strongly suggest that application materials be received prior to Feburary 1 to assure first consideration for a financial award from the School of Planning. Our assistantships and financial awards are merit-based and extremely competitive. The School of Planning will accept applications up to June 1 of each year to begin studies the following September.
For details about tuition, fees, and other associated costs, please visit: http://www.uc.edu/af/bursar/fees/2012-2013.html. Please note that these costs are for the 2012-2013 academic year.
If you have additional questions about the admissions process, please email UCplanning@ucmail.uc.edu or call (513) 556-4943.For any information regarding electronically submitting your application or attaching required materials, please contact the Graduate School Help Desk at (513) 556-1496 or email email@example.com.