ESE: Dual Master of Science and Master of City and Regional Planning (MS-MCRP Residential) Details

UNC Gillings Program Details
ESE: Dual Master of Science and Master of City and Regional Planning (MS-MCRP Residential)

Overview of ESE Dual Master of Science and Master of City and Regional Planning (MS-MCRP Residential)

Program Focus

Intended for incoming students with a strong background in the sciences or engineering who are interested in combining environmental science with community, urban or regional planning.

General Information

Minimum Credit Hours:
69
30 MS credits. Note: ENVR 400 does not count towards minimum credit-hour requirement. 51 MCRP credits. Note that 9 credits towards MCRP requirement can be counted towards MS requirement.
Expected Duration:
3 yrs
Learning Environment:
Residential
Dual Degree Options Available:
No
Application Cycle:
Fall; Spring
You may apply for spring 2015 admission between 8/1/2014 - 10/14/2014, and fall 2015 admission between 8/1/2014 - 4/14/2015. See application details page for more info.
Application Deadline 1:
April 14, 2015
You may apply for spring 2015 admission between 8/1/2014 - 10/14/2014, and fall 2015 admission between 8/1/2014 - 4/14/2015. See application details page for more info.

Applicant Information

Who Should Apply:
Students interested in research-based master's degree and either doctoral study or advanced practice in environmental sciences and engineering
Applications Received:
~5
Applicants Admitted:
~3
Enrolled Student Demographics:
MS:
  • 58% / 42% female to male
  • 32% minority, including 6% underrepresented minorities (defined as Black or African American, Hispanic of any race, American Indian or Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander)
  • 19% international
  • mean age of 27
Our School is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Total Students Enrolled:
MS: ~30
Incoming Class Size:
Matriculating class size for the program: 11-19

Program Costs & Funding

Estimated In-State Tuition & Fees:
MS: ~11,000 per year
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Estimated Out-of-State Tuition & Fees:
MS: ~$27,500 per year
Estimates for this academic year only. Does not include summer tuition and fees. Additional special School/course/course overload/program/other fees may apply. See the UNC Finance Division's website for the most current data.
Funding:
For 2011-2012, students in this program received funding from various UNC sources, including department, School and University. Data below include only funding administered by UNC. Categories are not mutually exclusive.

  • MS: 57% of students received some tuition support.
  • 19% of students received some loans.
  • 14% of students received non-service awards.
  • 52% received some teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other temporary compensation.

Admissions Information

Prior Degree Required:
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate science, math or engineering field
Required Prerequisites:
None
Standardized Test(s) Accepted:
GRE(TOEFL/IELTS for int'l students only.) (required of international students)
GRE within last 5 years. If you already hold a research or professional doctorate degree you may ask that the program request from The Graduate School an exemption from the standardized test score requirement. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions.
Standardized Test(s) Scores:
MS: On average, incoming students had 82nd percentile verbal and 76th percentile quantitative. Standardized test scores are one of many factors we consider in making admissions decisions. If you have concerns about your scores, please talk with us.
Undergrad G.P.A.:
MS: Incoming students had a mean undergraduate GPA of 3.4
Letters of Recommendation Required:
3 (academic and/or professional; at least one academic)
Faculty-Student Match Required:
Match with interest area(s) of one or more department faculty required; faculty sponsor not required.
Interviews Required:
Not required
Work Experience Required:
None required
Visit Opportunities:

There is at least one open-house event in the spring for both admitted applicants and applicants awaiting an admissions decision.

During the Program

Required Courses:
See UNC College of Arts & Sciences website for MCRP requirements. Gillings School of Global Public Health requirements listed below.
  • ENVR 400 Seminar Series | Syllabus: http://www.unc.edu/~weinberg/400/archive/spring2014/index.shtml
  • 3creditsofresearch(ENVR 991)
  • 3creditsofmaster'sthesis(ENVR 993)
  • Ifnopriordegreeinpublichealth
  • 3creditsofanintroductiontopublichealth(SPHG600orPUBH680)and3creditsofcourseworkinepidemiology(e.g.ENVR601
  • EPID600oranotheradvancedEPIDcourse)arerequired.
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Comprehensive Exam Type(s):
Comprehensive oral exam
Capstone, Thesis or Dissertation:
Master's thesis
Practicum, Internships & Fieldwork:
Not required
Global Options Available:

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strives to integrate global content and approaches across the School’s courses, programs and degrees. We believe that every student should emerge from our School with an understanding of global health issues. Some courses are focused largely on global issues, others are designed so that global and local issues are intertwined and some still are evolving. Learn more about these options.

Many enrolled students will have the opportunity to pursue our graduate global health certificate, while others may choose global health courses, internships or independent study with global focus.

After the Program

Employment Opportunities:
Further graduate education; consulting; local or regional planning agencies
Example Job Responsibilities:
Surveys, data analysis, literature review, preparation of planning documents, report writing
The Gillings Program Search is a tool for exploring academic programs at the School. It is a prospectus for the current year to be used in consultation with an academic adviser and does not constitute the complete degree or program requirements for graduation or program completion.

Program Contact:

Wake Harper
Student Services Assistant
(919) 966-3844
135 Dauer Dr
CB CB# 7431
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
USA