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Cornell University — City & Regional Planning

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
City & Regional Planning
Degrees Awarded:
Master of Regional Planning (MRP)
Admissions Deadlines:

January 10

Admissions Cycle:

Fall admissions only

Program Start:
Program Founded:
July, 2007


Fellows will receive staff support in identifying and generating diverse summer internships in fields and locations of Fellows' choices. These internships typically provide stipends of $3750 on a 50-50 basis of Cornell and employer matching funds.


All students must complete the basic core curriculum for the Masters of Regional Planning (MRP). Fellows will spend their first year in the MRP program in the classroom completing core course requirements and augmenting these skills with relevant elective courses. During the summer between their first and second years, program participants receive staff support identifying and obtaining diverse summer internships in fields and locations of their choice. These internships typically provide stipends of $3,750 to be awarded on a 50-50 basis, combining Cornell and employer matching funds. Following the completion of their internships, Fellows will return to campus to complete their second and final year of coursework for the MRP degree. Often, the Fellows' summer experiences becomes the basis for their final exit projects (theses, client-oriented projects, or research papers).


Applicants must submit GRE scores, two letters of recommendation, transcripts and a statement of purpose along with the application. You can find the online application here. For more information on admissions, please click here.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Tina M. Nelson
Graduate Field Administrator

City and Regional Planning
109 W. Sibley Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853-6701
(607) 255-6848
(607) 255-1971

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