Community and Regional Planning Competencies

Graduates of the MS in Community and Regional Planning are expected to have the following competencies upon completion of their studies:
  • Be prepared for professional planning practice and career advancement in the public, private, or non-profit sectors.
  • Have strong analytical skills and the capacity to apply them in understanding American communities with respect to their social, economic, and physical conditions, the problems they face, and the opportunities they can build upon.
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills and know how to apply them to define, develop, and implement planning goals.
  • Understand the political, social, environmental and economic dynamics of American communities.
  • Understand the unique values, roles, and responsibilities of the planning profession with particular emphasis on considerations of the environment, equity, and economy as framed by the concept of sustainability.
  • Have a skill set and knowledge appropriate to specialization within the field of planning.