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College of Environment and Design


The intent of this degree is to offer students the combination of a MHP and MEPD degree, but in fewer number of years than if the two degrees were taken separately. Students who wish to complete a MEPD degree in addition to the MHP may take advantage of the accelerated MEPD option, with approval of the MEPD Coordinator, a signed and approved program of study is developed for those student who qualify for a “waiver” consideration.


The minimum number of credit hours that must be taken under any waver option is 32, including the thesis or non-thesis option. The required courses for the accelerated option are:

  • PLAN 6520: Environmental Planning and Design Studio (Large Scale) 4 hours
  • PLAN 6540: Environmental Planning and Design Studio II (Mid Scale) 4 hours
  • PLAN 6560: Environmental Planning and Design Studio III (Small Scale) 4 hours (waived only for a student with a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture)
  • PLAN 7300: Thesis or PLAN 7200: Practicum


Other required courses for the Master of Environmental Planning and Design listed in the brochure may be waived on a case by case basis, depending on the accelerated student’s previous experience and/or education. However, an accelerated program could require as many as 45 credit hours.

James Reap
101 Denmark Hall
706 542-4706