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Department of Community & Regional Planning

Welcome to the Department of Community & Regional Planning (DCRP) at Alabama A&M University, located in picturesque  Huntsville Alabama, home to Cummings Research  Park, the 4th largest Research & Technology Park in the world and 2nd in the US. Our quality of life is second to none - with awide variety of educational, recreational, and cultural opportunities.Huntsville is one of the most recognized cities in theSoutheast - consistently named as one of the best places to i​Lve and work. Nicknamed "The Rocket City, Huntsville has been important in developing space technology since the 1950s.


ü DCRP is houses two nationally accredited Urban Planning Programs, offering both an undergraduate and a graduate degree program.


ü DCRP is the premier urban and regional planning institution in the state of Alabama providing a superior planning education.


ü DCRP’s student-centered program prepares graduates with the ​ability to enrich communities through leadership, entrepreneurship, creativity, social responsibility, and sustainable planning and policy.


ü  DCRP produces Planning professionals with distinctive technical competence as practitioners, researchers and leaders who are committed to help build resilient communities and economies, addressing our nation’s most pressing needs, and positively impacting the health and well-being of human settlements.

 DCRP Planning Programs

 o   BSUP – Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning

 o   MURP – Master of Urban and Regional Planning


DCRP Non-Planning Programs

 o   BLS – Bachelor of Liberal Studies

 o   BSC/BA – Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in                        Interdisciplinary Studies






 Financial Aid Information

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Contact Information


Dr. Berneece Herbert

Interim Chair & Program Coordinator (Liberal & Interdisciplinary Studies)Suite 308G, J.I. Dawson Building

Alabama A&M University

Normal AL 35762

Tel: 256-372-4988


Dr. Jacob Oluwoye

Director,Center for Urban & Rural Research

Suite 308J, J.I. Dawson Building

Alabama A&M University

Normal AL 35762

Tel: 256-372-49​


 Ms. Heidi Weaver, Secretary

Tel: 256-372-5426/5425