Community and Regional Planning Undergraduate Program

Why study community and regional planning at Missouri State?

  • You will join a career field that is committed to the physical, environmental and social development of communities.
  • Our students work on real-life community planning projects through classroom instruction, internships and the Center for Resource Planning and Management.
  • You will learn the problem-solving skills needed to develop a better future for communities and those who live in those communities.
  • You will have many opportunities to find successful jobs in neighborhood planning and housing, environmental management, urban design and much more.
  • Graduating from our accredited program will make you competitive in the job market and give you opportunities to use your degree nationally and internationally.

What is planning?

Planning is a profession that is focused on building communities and managing resources to improve the quality of life for all. It is a great option for students who enjoy solving complex problems and building stronger communities.

Degree options

What can I do with this degree?

A degree in community and regional planning prepares you for any number of positions in the following career fields:

Agricultural planning




Housing development

Regional geography


Urban design

Help for your job hunt

The Missouri State Career Center can help you jump-start your career. They have a list of current openings, tips for preparing your resume and on-campus interviews.

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