Missouri State University

Planning Program

Self-Study for PAB Re-Accreditation in 2014

PAB Accreditation Public Information

Planning is a problem-solving profession concerned with the forces that influence the quality of life in the neighborhood, city, region, state or even nation.  The planning program at Missouri State is the only baccalaureate planning program in the state of Missouri accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.  The program is designed to meet the requirements of the professional planner with a strong emphasis on the actual practice of planning.  Two concentration options are available: Community and Regional Planning and Tourism Planning and Development.  Students majoring in planning have opportunities for learning and social activities through membership in the Missouri Association of Planning Students, the only student planning organization in Missouri.  Internships through the Center for Resource Planning and Management provide opportunities for direct observation and on-the-job learning.  A senior seminar provides assistance in preparing for graduate studies and guidance for the job search.  Graduate of the Missouri State planning program work in local, state, and federal planning organizations, real estate marketing and development, state and federal governmental agencies, and planning consulting firms.

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For more information, please contact:
Dr. Paul A. Rollinson, Director, Missouri State Planning Program
(417) 836-5688; paulrollinson@missouristate.edu