The Juris Doctor and Master of City and Regional Planning dual degree program is offered by the College of Law and the College of Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Students take courses with faculty conducting research in the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and the Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning.
Attorneys with expertise in land use, local government, urban planning, real estate development, and environmental law are in high demand as communities strive to be equitable, sustainable and inclusive. From rezonings to rebuilding after natural disasters, lawyers are needed at every stage of community development.
With an innovative legal curriculum, the immersive Urban Fellows program, and an ideal downtown Atlanta location, Georgia State is poised to prepare the next generation of practitioners.
- City Planner
- Community Development Consultant
- Data Analyst
- Economic Development Officer
- Department Counsel
- Transportation Planner
- Regional Planner
- Housing Policy & Projects Manager
- Historic Preservation Officer
Earn two degrees in a shorter time and a lower cost than if pursued separately, and give yourself the skills needed for a planning law career.
- J.D. Required Courses: 44 credit hours
- J.D. Elective Courses: 46 credit hours
*Law students may use 6 of the law credit hours toward satisfying the MCRP specialization requirement and 15 credit hours toward MCRP elective credits.
Neither the J.D. nor the M.C.R.P. degree will be awarded until completion of the requirements of both degree programs.
To pursue a dual degree, students must be accepted by both colleges and satisfy the curriculum requirements for both programs.
- GRE is required for M.C.R.P.
- Current J.D. students must apply for the dual degree and M.C.R.P. admission before the beginning of their third-year of law school.
- Current M.C.R.P. students must apply for the dual degree and J.D. admission before their second year of M.C.R.P. study.
Foundation or introductory coursework may be required for students based on their previous academic experience.
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