Master of Community Planning Financial Assistance


Graduate assistantships and/or University Graduate Scholarships are awarded to any students, domestic and international, on the basis of academic merit. The Graduate Incentive Award (GIA) and Graduate Assistant Scholarship (GAS) are University of Cincinnati funded tuition scholarships which cover all or a portion of tuition for full-time students, but do not cover general fees or any other university fees. The University Graduate Assistantship (UGA) is an award for full-time graduate students whose responsibilities can include teaching, research, and/or administrative duties. Graduate assistant appointments generally run for an academic year in which the student works a total of 10-20 hours a week for which he/she earns a stipend. A large majority of MCP students receive merit-based financial support.

In addition to scholarship and assistanship awards, the Albert C. Yates Fellowship is awarded by the University of Cincinnati to qualified students upon the recommendation of the School of Planning. This fellowship is restricted to entry year students who are members of groups which are under-represented in specific university programs and who are citizens of the United States. A GIA covering tuition and general fees is usually included with the award.

International students can learn about additional scholarships available to them at the accessible University of Cincinnati International Services website.


Additional Financial Assistance

Upon the recommendation of the School of Planning and depending on the year, the school makes available the following special award opportunities:

  • Community Design Center assistantship(s) in urban design 
  • Community Technology assistantship to students with experience in community-based approaches to information technology
  • GIS research assistantships to student with experience in geographic information systems 
  • Ladislas and Vilma Segoe assistantship(s) to students who demonstrate potential as outstanding practitioners
  • Tilda fellowship to students writing a thesis in environmental planning and education in center cities

Master of Community Planning


Admission Requirements




Additional Information
for the Master of Community
Planning Program

Joint Degrees

Career Opportunities


Additional Educational Opportunities
through the School of Planning

International programs

US Peace Corps

Study Abroad