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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

City Planning, M.C.P.

(Major Code: 02061) (SIMS Code: 666917)

In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing for the purpose of pursuing the Master of City Planning degree, the student must complete an approved program of study consisting of at least 42 units of approved 500-, 600-, and 700-numbered courses, with no more than nine units of 500-level courses, to include:

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must meet the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees  and be recommended by faculty. In order to be recommended for advancement, a student must have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 in 24 units of city planning courses.

Nine Units

Nine units of 600- and 700-numbered planning elective courses, internships, readings, and research.

Culminating Experience

A culminating experience to include either a thesis (Plan A) or a capstone (Plan B). Students pursuing Plan A must enroll in

Students in Plan B

Students pursuing Plan B are required to enroll in

Students Who Have Approval

Students who have approval of the graduate adviser to pursue Plan A must include


At least 39 units must be completed in residence at San Diego State University, and at least 24 units of program courses shall be enrolled in and completed after advancement to candidacy.

Not more than a total of nine units in courses 797 and 798 will be accepted for credit toward the degree.