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Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning

Regional & Community Planning students at K-State . . .

Remake cities into dynamic places to live, work and play

Students who graduate from our program are employed in private, public and academic organizations all over the world. Regional & Community Planners remake cities into dynamic places to live, work and play. Planners... 

  • Build vibrant, resilient cities.
  • Make a difference in the lives of people in your community.
  • Lead the way for the next revolution in transportation.

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Take courses specific to your interests and career goals

Students have the opportunity to take courses that build upon planning knowledge, values, ethics, planning skills and research. A sequence of carefully orchestrated classes and experiences specific to a student's degree path leads to completion of a report or thesis.

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Enhance in-class learning by joining the KSU Student Planning Association

Connect with fellow students in the RCP program, and start networking with potential internship providers and employers who come to campus to talk with groups or belong to the professional counterpart to the campus organization.

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Work with award-winning faculty

Faculty research, scholarship and creative activity opens doors for students to work on cutting-edge projects. Opportunities to apply in class knowledge to real world situations, brings planning  to life. Our faculty focus on environmental stewardship, critical inquiry and creative thinking, and community design and engagement.

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Are part of a regionally recognized program

K-State MRCP program is the highest ranked planning program in Kansas and the surrounding states by Planetizen. 

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Have access to an affordable education, with opportunities for financial support

A world-class education is within your reach at Kansas State University. The Princeton Review calls K-State “tremendously affordable.”

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Each year students in our program have access to over thousands of dollars in scholarships from the department, in addition to university scholarships. To apply for all scholarships current and future students fill out the university scholarship application.

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In addition to scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships are available to students once they enter the graduate program. Graduate teaching assistants, GTA’s, assist faculty members by teaching or teaching-related responsibilities. Assistantships are an arrangement in which financial support is given to a graduate student who engages in teaching and/or research in furtherance of the university’s academic mission, as well as his or her graduate education.

Students on assistantships receive a $3,750 stipend and 10 credit hour tuition waiver per semester.

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Gain real-world experience through internships

Working in a professional office will give you hands-on experience. The LARCP Career Planning class along with APDesign Mock Interviews, Design Expo and APDPro programs give you the resources you need to find the internship that is just right for you.

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Broaden horizons through international travel and study

Our students study abroad at Orvieto, Italy, University of Western Australia and the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, as well as at universities of your choice around the world. In addition, LARCP faculty lead shorter international study tours.

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Interested? Apply Now>>

Fall Admission Deadlines:

International students, Jan. 8

Domestic students, Feb. 1 (Priority deadline to be considered for Year 1 funding, scholarships, and assistantships.  Applications received after this date will continue to be reviewed by the admissions committee.  All applicants will be eligible for funding opportunities in Year 2.)

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Timothy Esparza

“The professors are all very down to earth, easy to approach, and it is evident that they care about their students. Overall, the professors here are pretty awesome. I can’t imagine having the same experience going to any other planning program.”

Timothy Esparza
Regional & Community Planning, 2nd  year student