Graduate ProgramPage address: https://sbs.mnsu.edu/ursi/graduate/
The Urban and Regional Studies Institute offers multidisciplinary degree programs orientated toward examining and understanding the broad range of problems and opportunities associated with the nation's urban and regional areas. Since its beginning in 1966, the Institute has been training students who have chosen to become involved in the process of solving problems in a variety of urban environments.
Professional employment in local government generally requires a Master's degree. URSI offers graduate degrees in Urban Planning. There is also a generalist degree in Urban & Regional Studies, consisting of 36 semester hours.
The graduate in the Urban and Regional Studies Institute at Minnesota State University, Mankato, is a professional program oriented towards the systematic, creative approach to influence and manage the social, economic, and physical change of neighborhoods, small towns, cities, suburbs, metropolitan areas, regions, and states.