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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Urban and Regional Studies Institute

Urban & Regional Studies MA

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/ursi/graduate/urbanstudies.html

Thesis Plan – 33 credits
Alternate Plan Paper – 36 credits

The Master of Arts is a multidisciplinary degree program orientated toward examining and understanding the broad range of problems and opportunities associated with the nation's urban and regional areas. Students in the degree program may prepare themselves for professional careers in local government, or use the degree as preparation for Ph.D. study. The program requirements are designed to provide flexibility while ensuring a multidisciplinary, problem-solving perspective.

Required Core (9 credits)

  • URBS 501 – Foundations in Urban Management & Planning (3)
  • URBS 502 – Urban Analysis* (3)
  • URBS 667 - Studio (capstone) (3) 

 *a previous course in statistics is expected

Graduate Focus (12 credits)

Students will develop a 12-credit concentration in consultation with the advisor.

Elective Concentration (12 credits)

Student chooses 12 elective credits from URSi and other departments, with consent of advisor

Free Elective (3 credits)

The department recommends URBS 697.