School of Planning at University of Cincinnati

Why you should consider this program

The University of Cincinnati's (UC's) School of Planning is one of the largest planning programs in the United States, and is the only planning school offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees with the integration of co-op work experience. The school offers a diverse learning environment and produces graduates with the credentials to practice as professional urban planners, both domestically and overseas.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 31,936 $ 53,336 $ 0 + You receive additional benefits.
Out of state $ 43,678 $ 65,078 $ 0 + You receive additional benefits.
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

Tuition reduction and Graduate Assistantship funding comes from the general pool for graduate student funding.  Off-campus internships or placements are paid for by the agency or employer.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 18,405

Application fee waived?



In recent years, we had students working in the following agencies: Working in Neighborhoods, Communities United for Action, Groundwork Cincinnati, Green Umbrella, The Center for Great Neighborhoods. Over-The-Rhine Community Housing, Smart Money and more.

Jobs for program alumni

Previous Coverdell Fellows have landed the following jobs after graduation: Urban and RegionalPlanner for the New Mexico State Land Office; Environmental scientist and GIS Specialist for AECOM; Community and Economic Development Planner for the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments; Watershed Coordinator for the Mill Creek Restoration Project (now Groundwork Cincinnati).

Other details

Program length

2 years

Application requirements

Application form, Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework, GRE scores, Three letters of recommendation, signed Description of Service (DOS), digital resume, a motivation statement explaining your interest in the Coverdell Fellows Program

Admissions process

Check box if you are applying as a Coverdell Fellow. There is an additional statement of intent to be sent to the Coordinator for your interest in the Coverdell Fellows Program. You should also submit your DOS.

Program begins

Mid August

Non-traditional options

For qualified applicants with extensive experience in planning or related fields, the school offers a 12 month long accelerated MCP Program. The program requires a reduced number of credit hours, does not require a summer co-op and allows for an individual graduate project or thesis.

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Johanna Looye, Associate Professor

6210 DAAP
P.O. Box 210016
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0016