Community Planning and Law, Master of Community Planning and Juris Doctorate (Dual Degree) (M.C.P. and J.D.)

Non-thesis only: 48 credits required for the M.C.P.

The University of Maryland School of Law on the Baltimore campus (UMB) will accept up to 9 credits of MCP coursework towards the J.D. degree, and the Urban Studies and Planning Program will accept up to 9 credits of J.D. coursework towards the MCP degree. Applicants must apply to each program separately and be accepted by both programs. 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. Applicants interested in this joint program should use the LCPL code when applying to the Urban Studies and Planning Program.

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
URSP600Research Design and Application3
URSP601Research Methods3
URSP603Land Use Planning: Concepts and Techniques3
URSP604The Planning Process3
URSP605Planning History and Theory3
URSP606Planning Economics3
URSP688Recent Developments in Urban Studies (URSP688Z - Planning and Design in the Multicultural Metropolis)3
or URSP673 Community Development
URSP708Community Planning Studio6
URSP709Field Instruction0
Specialization Options
Select one of the following options:9
Local and Regional Economic Development
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Transportation Planning
Total Credits48