Community and Regional Planning and MPAff

Dual Degrees in Community and Regional Planning and Public Affairs

The MPAff dual degree option with the School of Architecture’s Community and Regional Planning program prepares students for leadership positions in government and the nonprofit sector requiring knowledge of substantive community and regional planning issues and innovative approaches to policy analysis development and public management.

Program Structure

The program is structured so that students earn both master's degrees simultaneously in three years instead of four by eliminating duplicative coursework in certain analytic areas and in general electives.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 69 credit hours of work in Public Affairs and Community and Regional Planning. The curriculum includes:

Public Affairs

  • 21 hours of required public affairs core courses
  • 6 hours Policy Research Project
  • 6 hours public affairs electives
  • Summer internship

Community and Regional Planning

  • 21 hours of required core coursework
  • 6 hours practicum courses
  • 6 hours elective courses

Three credit hours of a master's professional report is required in either the LBJ School or the CRP department in the final semester of study.