Concurrent CE-MS/MCRP with Specialization in Transportation Planning

General Characteristics

The Concurrent CE-MS/MCRP with Specialization in Transportation Planning is a joint interdisciplinary program between the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in the College of Engineering and the City and Regional Planning Department in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Participation in the program requires enrollment in both Colleges. Participants successfully completing the program are awarded both the Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE-MS) and the Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) with a Specialization in Transportation Planning.

Program Learning Objectives

After successfully completing the Concurrent CE-MS/MCRP with Specialization in Transportation Planning program, students will be able to:

Foundational skills

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the historical, theoretical, legal, and methodological foundations of planning and engineering
  • Effectively represent and communicate technical and policy information


  • Gather, organize, analyze and present planning and engineering information
  • Transform data and information into knowledge for action
  • Critically assess and apply scientific research

Integrative skills

  • Integrate and apply the necessary skills and knowledge to address complex planning and engineering problems
  • Develop and manage a design and planning process
  • Work with a variety of audiences: multiple publics, officials, and decision-makers

Professional skills

  • Reflect upon, critique, and evolve the practice of planning and engineering
  • Address issues of sustainability, diversity, and environmental and social justice
  • Practice in accordance with the AICP Code of Ethics and the NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers
  • Apply best practices and develop novel approaches to solving transportation planning and engineering problems

List of Courses Required

  First Year Core (28)
  CRP 501  Foundations of Cities and Planning 4
  CRP 504  Sustainable Communities 4
  CRP 510  Planning Theory 4
  CRP 513  Planning Research and Analysis 4
  CRP 516  Demographic and Analytic Tools 4
  CRP 525  Plan Implementation 4
  CRP 553  Project Planning and Design Studio 4
  Second Year (24-29)
  CRP 518  Policy Development 4
  CRP 530  Planning Agency Management 4
  CRP 535  Land Use and Planning Law 4
  CRP 552  Community and Regional Planning Studio I 4
  CRP 554  Community and Regional Planning Studio II 4
  Select one of the following options: (4-9)  
       CRP 556  Community and Regional Planning Studio III 4
       CRP 596  Professional Project 2,2,2
       CRP 599  Thesis 2,2,2
       CE/ENVE 599  Design Project (Thesis) 6-9
  Specialization: Transportation Planning 12
  CRP 435  Transportation Theory 4
  CE 527   Sustainable Mobility 4
  CE 523   Transportation Systems Planning 4
    or CE 421 Traffic Engineering 4
  Concurrent CE-MS 22-26
  CE 526  Transportation Safety 4
  CE 422  Highway Geometrics and Design 4
  CE 591  Graduate Seminar I 1
  CE 592  Graduate Seminar II 1

Select 12-16 units from the following (no double counting):

       CE 423  Intelligent Transportation Systems 4
       CE 424  Public Transportation 4
       CE 429  Highway Pavement Designs 4
       CE 525  Airport Planning and Design 4
       CE 529  Modeling and Simulation in Transportation 4
       CE 528  Transportation Economics and Analysis 4
       CRP 470  Advanced Transportation Planning 4
       ENVE 411  Air Pollution Control 4
  Total for Concurrent Degree: 90 units minimum  
       Total CRP units: 52  
       Total CE units: 30  
       (not including thesis/project)  


Please contact our Graduate Coordinator with any questions:


  • Adrienne Greve (


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