Do you want a fulfilling, well-paying career, where you’ll get to make an impact on the neighborhoods, cities and small towns? Consider the Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning degree in the College of Architecture and Planning.
What do urban planners do?
Urban planning graduates have helped create the places you love to visit and live. From Carmel, to the Southside of Muncie, to Chicago’s Navy Pier, to small-city downtowns across Indiana, urban planners are working hard to make these places better. With a special emphasis on making cities, towns and neighborhoods welcoming to all, planners work with everyone, from marginalized community members to city leaders to promote thriving places. Planners are communicators, problem solvers, and community organizers. They envision ways to improve the quality of life, preserve the environment, transport people, design neighborhoods, and encourage economic development.
Is urban planning right for you?
Our program accepts – indeed, thrives on – the diversity of undergraduate degrees our students bring with them. Students in anthropology, communications, environmental sciences, history, journalism, political science and many other majors find themselves at home here. Most of our students have graduate assistantships either working in our department or with our partners in Muncie, Anderson, Carmel, and other cities.
Doing good and making a living
Are there jobs for urban planners? Yes! The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts average job growth with a median salary of $71,000. We consider the Indiana job market to be a growing one as many cities and small towns are looking for strategies to attract more jobs and more families. In our program, you will take two studio classes which will give you hands-on experience working with some of these communities.
Find more information about the Urban and Regional Planning master’s program by contacting Christine Rhine.
By attending this session, we will waive half of the cost of the $60 Ball State University Graduate School application fee. Once registered, you will receive more details about this offer.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Location: on campus