Community Planning and Law (LCPL)
Graduate Degree Program
The University of Maryland School of Law on the Baltimore campus (UMB) will accept up to 9 credits of MCP coursework towards the JD degree, and the Urban Studies and Planning Program will accept up to 9 credits of JD coursework towards the MCP degree. This means that students who complete both programs can save up to 18 credits. Applicants must apply to each program separately and be accepted by both programs. Only grades of B or better may be transferred. Credits from the MCP program can be transferred to the Law program only if they are taken while the student is enrolled in the Law program and vice versa. This means that students cannot take advantage of the transfer of credits if they have already completed either of the programs.
Casey Dawkins, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation
Urban Studies and Planning Program
1112-H Preinkert Hall
7480 Preinkert Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Must apply to the M.C.P. and law programs separately and be accepted by both programs.
Applicants for the dual degree in Community Planning/Juris Doctor should use following four-letter code on the online appication: LCPL
For more information about the law program, visit The University of Maryland School of Law. For the statement of purpose, in addition to the stated requirements, students should discuss specific interest in pursuing a concurrent dual degree within two programs. The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is required and must be submitted directly to the Maryland School of Law.
For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions
|Type of Applicant||Fall Deadline|
|US Citizens and Permanent Residents||15 Jan|
|F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants||15 Jan|
Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.arch.umd.edu