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  1. Greetings! This is a friendly reminder that you are invited you to participate in our FREE ONLINE ADMISSION EVENTS via Zoom (Video Conferencing Service).You may test your connection here. To register for the online events, please click on the dates below or on our flyer. Conference Calls With MCP Program Chair: Paul Waddell Wednesdays, 3-4PM (PST) These sessions will allow you to gain insight into the faculty perspective of our program. Our chair will be open to answering all of your questions! October 17 *THIS WEDNESDAY* November 7 December 5 MCP Program & Admission Webinars: DCRP Graduate Advisors Thursdays, 1-2PM (PST) These webinars will provide you with an overview of our graduate program, admissions requirements/tips, funding, admission statistics, career services, and employment. The final 15 20 minutes will allow the opportunity for Q&A. October 18 *THIS THURSDAY* November 8 Application Questions Webinar: DCRP Graduate Advisors Thursday, December 6, 1-2PM (PST) This will be your FINAL opportunity to gain answers to your LAST MINUTE application questions BEFORE the M.C.P. program online application deadline (Monday, December 17)! As always, we are here to answer any questions you may have about the programs we offer and application process. We hope you all have a good rest of your week! Clay & Kathleen Graduate Student Services Department of City and Regional Planning | College of Environmental Design University of California, Berkeley 228 Wurster Hall, MC 1850 Berkeley, CA 94720 Tel 510.643.9440 Email dcrpgrad@berkeley.edu http://dcrp.ced.berkeley.edu UCB - DCRP - MCP_Admission Events.pdf UCB Master of City Planning_Program Info.pdf
  2. Greetings! The Department of City and Regional Planning (DCRP) at UC Berkeley actively seeks to reach out to various communities to diversify our Master of City Planning (MCP) applicant pool and the profession. To get to know us, we invite you to attend our upcoming Fall Open House on Monday, October 8 (registration begins at 8AM). During the half-day event, you will learn about our graduate programs, talk to current students, meet with faculty and audit courses. If you are interested in attending, please reserve your spot by Monday, October 1. Registration is required and free! ALL ARE WELCOME! In the meantime, our Graduate Advising team (Kathleen Pera and Clay Hall) are available resource to you during the application process and we are happy answer any questions you may have! Feel free to email us at dcrpgrad@berkeley.edu or give us a call at 510-643-9440 (Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm). You may also schedule an in-person, phone or Zoom meeting with us! We hope you will join us for the event and we look forward to connecting with each of you! Warm regards, Kathleen Pera and Clay Hall Graduate Student Services Department of City and Regional Planning College of Environmental Design University of California, Berkeley Tel 510.643.9440 Email dcrpgrad@berkeley.edu http://dcrp.ced.berkeley.edu
  3. Hi all, thought I would get us started so people can discuss admissions as they start to roll in for Fall 2018. I applied to two PhD programs this round (MIT and UCLA). Waiting to hear back now. From past results, it looks like UCLA will let people know late January, early February, and MIT is a bit later, in late February, early March. Good luck to everyone who applied!
  4. Hi All! I am a recent graduate (c/o 2016) interested in pursuing a Masters and/or PhD in Urban Planning in Fall 2018 (Interested in merging Public Health and Analytics - Using City/Regional data to create healthier spaces) Undergrad Major: Global Health and Environment, 3.39 GPA (3.76 major GPA) GRE: Haven't taken it yet, but I'm a decent test taker and will probably score in the upper 70s or mid/lower 80 percentile) Programs: Columbia GSAPP's MSUP (Urban Analytics), UC Berkeley, I have spent the past few months interning at public health organizations (domestic & internationally) Here are my questions: (1) Do I have a chance at getting into Columbia and/or Berkeley? Are there other graduate programs that focus on data? (2) Considering more competitive applicants with higher marks, is it possible to receive a scholarship or RA-ship funding for a graduate program with my grades? How can I become more competitive? I don't know anyone in real life who is in UP, which is why I'm here. Anything is better than nothing, so please please impart some knowledge! Thank you! **Also please do the poll above to help me be more competitive,
  5. Greetings from Berkeley! The College of Environmental Design is now accepting applications for two immersive summer programs in City Planning and Urban Design through TUESDAY, JUNE 1. [IN]CITY is a cohort within the Summer [IN]STITUTE in Environmental Design that introduces students to the study and practice of urban planning through the lens of sustainability. By attending daily lectures, media sessions, site visits and engaging in studio work, participants acquire the skills necessary to inform in-depth recommendations, analyses and proposals. The program is designed to help prepare upper level college students and post-baccalaureates from academic backgrounds other than urban planning to apply for graduate programs in the urban planning discipline. [IN]CITY Academic Lead Eric Anderson explains the program's pedagogical approach: [IN]CITY "challenges students to integrate scholarship with their own lived experience, creating a collaborative experiential learning environment. Ultimately, the goal of this process is to empower each student to work as part of a successful team and deliver theoretically grounded, yet eminently actionable recommendations to improve our communities." The program "encourages students to explore structural inequality through public health, public safety, and accessibility, as part of an effort to interrogate the causes and effects of privilege across the disciplines of city planning." Disc* (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) is an intensive five-week summer program for currently enrolled college students that explores an interdisciplinary and multi-scalar approach to design and analysis in the urban environment. Disc* incorporates elements of urban design, city planning, architecture, digital fabrication and landscape architecture into the discourse of urban innovation. Disc*2017 Co-Director Gabriel Kaprielian explains his motivation to develop Disc*: "There are some very exciting and innovative new strategies that cities are employing to adapt to social and environmental change. Smart City technologies are harnessing the ability to gather information on how people use cities to better design responsive environments. Reality Computing technologies seek to bridge the gap between physical and virtual environments of design. Cities are beginning to rethink the massive allocation of public streets to cars by taking back real estate for pedestrians, plazas, parklets, and bicycles. Urban infrastructure is being redesigned to work with the natural environment through a more integrated systems thinking. Great changes are underway, however much more needs to be done." Applications can be submitted through cedberkeley.slideroom.com. We hope you'll join us on the UC Berkeley campus this summer! Please contact Chrissie Bradley at summer-institutes@berkeley.edu for more information.
  6. Hi gang! Never too early I guess to start the application process!! Planning is in our nature, after all Thought I would start this thread so that we would all be able to connect. These are the schools I am considering: San Jose State University University of California Irvine University of Hawaii Manoa Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Cal Poly Pomona University of Colorado Denver Rutgers University - New Brunswick University College London A little bit about me: California native who attended undergrad at CU Boulder for Environmental Studies, concentration in Sustainable Development with a certificate in Public Health. Graduated in 2015 with 3.458 GPA. I worked closely with an international nonprofit through college, took some incredible sustainable design, planning, and project management courses during a semester abroad in Sweden and now as a graduate I'm back in the Golden State helping to bring about climate change mitigation and adaptation in local governments. I've always been drawn to planning as a field, but being in this job now has only solidified in my mind that this is my path and I'm very excited to be applying to all of these programs in the fall!!! Having a completely average GPA (and presumably average GRE scores as I'm a terrible test-taker), I'm hoping that my strong writing skills will be able to win over any admissions committee! I'm primarily looking in-state/WICHE, Rutgers because I felt like I should apply to at least one in the top 10, and UCL because I have British citizenship and the masters program there is only one year. I will actually be starting the UCL application now since the deadline is so late in the year (July 29th) to start in the fall, so if I get in for this fall then I will defer a year to apply to the U.S. programs. Hope I'm not the only (crazy?) one starting this now! Previous application cyclists feel free to comment!!
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