City and Regional Planning M.R.P./M.L.A. (dual degree) (Ithaca)

Field of Study

City and Regional Planning

Program Description

The dual master's degree in regional planning (M.R.P.) and landscape architecture (M.L.A.) and is a professionally accredited degree intended for students with an interest in both planning and design issues.

Landscape architecture (LA) students interested in the social, political, and economic context in which design occurs, or planning students who want to establish a deeper concentration in physical design and planning than the existing planning curriculum can provide, are ideal candidates for the dual degree program. 

The dual degree prepares students for work in areas such as physical planning, environmental analysis, community development, and urban design — skills which are highly sought after in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. For more information visit: MRP/MLA Dual Program

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-4376

235 Sibley Dome
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • city and regional planning
  • designing the city
  • economic development planning: communities and regions
  • international studies in planning
  • land use and environmental planning


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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, Jan. 10; no spring admission

Requirements Summary:

Students apply for admission to the dual degree generally after already being accepted to either CRP or LA, but need to be admitted to both programs separately. Typically, a student will apply to the complementary program during their first year at Cornell.



Learning Outcomes