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University of Southern Maine

Program in Community Planning and Development

Portland, ME

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University of Southern Maine

Overview

University of Southern Maine / Program in Community Planning and Development is located in Portland, ME, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Certificate of Graduate Studies (CGS)
Master of Community Planning and Development (MCPD)
Juris Doctor/Master of Community Planning and Development (JD/MCPD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test or LSAT
Thesis Required
Capstone project, field experience

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

15
Applied
12
Accepted
6
Enrolled
80%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test or LSAT

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards April 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

21
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 80%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 14.29%

Gender

Male (47%)
Female (52%)

Faculty

3
Total faculty
Full-time - 2
Part-time - 1

Research

Focus of faculty research: Urban and regional growth and change, sustainability, responses to climate and environmental risks, food systems planning and policy, transportation, energy, landscape modeling and simulation
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME  04103
United States
Contact Dr. Charles Colgan
Chair
Email: csc@usm.maine.edu
Phone: 207-780-4008

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