Master's in City Planning Accreditation

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Student Achievement

The 2017 MCP Alumni Survey showed that our students are well-employed in the planning field, with just over 85% of alumni reporting being employed. Approximately 40% are employed in local government, 10% in state or federal government, 35% for private consulting firms, and about 2% with non-profits; the remainder are unemployed. In the survey, we asked our alumni to report any recent accomplishments, and we heard a variety of impressive career milestones from many of them:

  • “[My] current primary client is FEMA. [My] primary role is as subject matter expert in FEMA's infrastructure recovery program. I support senior FEMA program administrators and lawyers charged with explaining agency funding decisions to the Office of Inspector General (OIG), arbitration panels, and Congressional committees.”
  • “[I received] recognition by the California Chapter, American Planning Association, for participation in and completion of a Health Element and Climate Action Change document for the City of Delano, CA, together with City staff and project consultants, at the 2014 APA California Awards Ceremony.”
  • “We are in the final stages of our MTP/SCS update for the AMBAG region, due for adoption June 2018.”
  • “[I raised] $125K in funding from the National Endowment for the Arts for a Little Saigon Museum, working towards a dedicated bus lane project, $15k for place-making projects from the County, and creating an RFP for TOD at the I-15 and El Cajon Boulevard.”
  • “I received the Emerson Rhyner award from the CA Transportation Foundation and CALTRANS for outstanding Management in Transportation in 2014.”
  • “[I] received entitlements on three separate projects; 18 townhomes in La Jolla, 52 condos in Redondo Beach, and a 38-unit small lot single family subdivision in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles. [I] was re-elected to a second term as a board member to Navajo Community Planners.”
2018-2019 Tuition and Fees
In State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 8,922
Out of State Residents, per full-time academic year $ 16,050
Student Retention Rate
Percentage of students who began studies in fall 2017 and continued into fall 2018 88%
Student Graduation Rate
Percentage of students graduating within 4 years, entering class of 2014 88%
Number of Degrees Awarded
Number of degrees awarded for the 2017 - 2018 Academic Year 7
AICP Certification
Percentage of master’s graduates taking the AICP exam within 5 years who pass, graduating class of 2013 75%
Percentage of fulltime graduates obtaining professional planning, planning-related or other positions within 12 months of graduation, graduating class of 2017 100%