Concurrent DCRP Degrees
- Master of Architecture and Master of City Planning (M.Arch and MCP)
- Master of City Planning and Master of Landscape Architecture (MCP and MLA)
- Master of City Planning and Master of Public Health (MCP and MPH)
- Master of City Planning and Master of Science in Engineering (MCP and MSc)
- Master of City Planning and Juris Doctor (MCP and JD)
The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) and Department of Architecture offer a concurrent degree program for exceptionally well-qualified students who hold the five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) degree or a four-year bachelor of arts/bachelor of science degree in architecture, as well as those who have completed equivalent degrees in related disciplines. This program allows completion of the Master of Architecture (M.Arch) and the Master of City Planning (MCP) degrees with a savings of 12 units (one semester’s course work).
The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning (LAEP) jointly offer a program of study with an emphasis in urban design and environmental planning. The program is intended for exceptionally qualified students who have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in city and regional planning, landscape architecture, architecture, or a related field. Successful completion leads to the degrees of Master of City Planning (MCP) and Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA). Depending on the student’s undergraduate degree, the program can be completed in three or four years.
The College of Environmental Design’s Department of City and Regional Planning and the School of Public Health offer a three-year concurrent degree program whereby students receive a Master of City Planning (MCP) degree and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The purpose of the program is to train professionals to engage in research, practice, and advocacy at the intersection of the design professions, public health, and public policy. The program introduces students to the domestic and international issues confronting efforts to promote more healthy cities, metropolitan regions, and places more generally, and we place a special emphasis on investigating strategies to address persistent health inequities in urban areas.
The concurrent degree program with the Program in Transportation Engineering within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) enables students interested in transportation planning to acquire the tools for rigorously approaching transportation-engineering problems. CEE’s approach to transportation is technical and analytical, while DCRP focuses on policy issues, particularly as related to the influence of transportation on the political, environmental, and social fabric of communities. In this way, the concurrent degree program enables those interested in the field to bridge the “process” and “policy” components of transportation studies in a complementary and reinforcing manner.
The Department of City & Regional Planning (DCRP) has developed concurrent degree programs with Berkeley Law at UC Berkeley and UC Hastings College of Law (San Francisco), which permit qualified students to obtain both an Master of City Planning (MCP) degree and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in four years (rather than the five years necessary if the programs were taken in sequence).