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  • Entry requirements
    The program will appeal to candidates with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of planning who have earned an undergraduate degree and wish to pursue graduate studies with a research focus.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Planning Studies
  • Course description
    Mandatory courses
    Mandatory courses provide students with a review of issues of theory, ethics, and research methods, and an opportunity to craft and present a formal research proposal.
          PLAN 6505.03     Seminar in Ttheories, Ideas and Debates in Planning
          PLAN 8000.06     Research Proposal

                
    Research methods:
    Students must demonstrate proficiency in research methods appropriate for the thesis research. To complete the requirement they may select at least 3 credit hours of research methods course work as approved by the thesis committee.
    Potential courses include:
          INTE 7100.03     Research Methods from Management, Policy and Science for Interdisciplinary Students
          PLAN 5301.015
    and
    PLAN 5302.015     Planning Methods A and B
          OCCU 5030.03     Advanced Research Theory and Methods for Occupational Therapy
          ENVI 5001.03     Environmental Assessment

                
    Elective courses
    Elective courses allow students to focus on individual interests and may support the particular research focus. Students complete at least 3 credit hours. If you have satisfied the methods requirement through previous course work, you will take an additional 3 credit hours of electives.
                
    Thesis
    A thesis requires original research under faculty supervision. You will present the thesis work orally before your thesis committee. The thesis requires at least one semester of full-time work (and/or a longer period of part-time study).
          PLAN 9000.15     Planning Studies Thesis
          PLAN 9010.00     Thesis Continuation

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