Master of Community Planning open house to be held Feb. 13

Published: January 24, 2023

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The Master of Community Planning, or MCP, program  invites prospective applicants to attend the MCP open house on Monday, Feb. 13, from 1-3 p.m. in Haley Center 3206 (Planning Studio).

Participants are invited to come explore the dynamic and growing field of community planning and talk to current students and faculty in the MCP program. RSVPs are preferred, and to RSVP, email Walk-ins are welcome.

Auburn’s MCP program is a professionally-oriented graduate program that focuses on the skills that planners need for practice in an interactive and interdisciplinary environment. Planners work with cities and communities to help them become great places to live, work and play. The dynamic planning discipline incorporates issues of urban design, land use planning, transportation, real estate development, economic and community development, affordable housing, social equity and the environment.

Auburn’s MCP program is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, or PAB, until December 2027. Ranked sixth among programs with the "Largest Percentage of Minority Representation" and 10th among the "Top Small City Programs," Planetizen recognizes us as a national leader. Auburn MCP graduates boast up to a 95% employment rate in a planning field within a few months of graduation.

The hallmark of the MCP program is the opportunity for students to work with real clients on real planning projects in almost every class. You can view several student projects at Alabama City Year Program, which provides opportunities for students and faculty to engage with communities throughout Alabama through outreach, teaching and engaged research.

MCP program’s fall 2022 and spring 2022 newsletters showcase recent achievements of MCP students. More information is available on MCP's website.

Submitted by: Sweta Byahut