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Master’s Degree in Regional and Community Planning

Enhance the quality of life for cities and communities by addressing challenges related to resource conservation, growing populations and changing technologies.

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Master’s Degree in Regional and Community Planning

Master of Regional and Community Planning

Regional and community planners remake cities into dynamic places to live, work and play. Their work makes a difference in the lives of people, ensuring that communities and regions are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities they face.

Students in the Master of Regional and Community Planning program learn how to build vibrant, resilient cities with physical plans and strategic policies. City planners link businesses, schools and neighborhoods with pedestrian, bicycle, vehicular and mass transit systems. They create local zoning and planning policies that support shared-based mobility and transit-oriented development.


The K-State difference

APDesign students work alongside their peers in all design and planning disciplines. You will not only design and plan, but also build and fabricate.

As a student at one of the most affordable and highly-regarded programs in the nation, you will receive an educational experience preparing you for excellence in your chosen career path.

Did you know?

Our alumni led a team of engineers, pilots and psychologists to plan the airspace over the United States


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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.

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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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