Urban Planning, Master of Arts (M.A.)

The Masters of Arts in Urban Planning is a professional program oriented towards the systematic, comprehensive approach to analyzing the social, economic, and physical change of neighborhoods, small towns, cities, suburbs, metropolitan areas, and regions.

Program Highlights

  • Local government management and urban planning are rapidly expanding professions that require a professional education; applicants with master’s degrees are typically given a hiring preference.  
  • URSI provides graduate education that prepares quality local government management and administration professionals, urban planners, and community leaders.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Undergraduate course in research methods/statistics, or equivalent.
  • A personal statement describing your academic and work background, your reason for selecting graduate study in this program, and the particular interests and skills you would bring to this program (especially technological skills such as computer programs with which you are familiar – GIS, web pages, etc.).
  • Two letters of recommendation addressing your preparation for graduate study.
  • Resume or C.V.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants:

Application Deadlines

  U.S. Citizens International Applicants
Fall Start Rolling May 1
Spring Start Rolling October 1
Summer Start Rolling N/A

 Time to Completion: 2 years


Graduate Coordinator Contact

Dr. Scott Granberg-Rademacker
jeffrey.granberg-rademacker@mnsu.edu
507-389-6939

Urban and regional studies Website