Department of Political Science

Student Achievements and Involvement

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View a sample of work by an Auburn University Master of Community Planning student

Student Retention and Graduation Rates

From 2007–2012, our program has awarded an average of 15 degrees per year. Over the same period, the percentage of students who entered our program and graduated within 4 years was 95%.

Student Employment Rates

Approximately 95% of our students find employment in a professional planning or planning-related job within one year of graduation.


Between 2005-2014, 27 Auburn University graduates attempted the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) exam, and 14 people passed it, for a 52% pass rate.

Auburn University Student Planning Association

The Auburn University Student Planning Association (AUSPA) stimulates student interest in community planning and design, familiarizes students with the practice of planning, helps students in attending state and national planning conferences, and builds a strong relationship between the Community Planning degree program and other programs related to community planning and design. AUSPA endeavors to improve scholarship and performance of individuals entering the community planning and design fields. This student led association holds regular meetings and social events throughout the academic year. For more information, please contact Nathaniel Graham.


For more information

Jay Mittal

Jay Mittal

Associate Professor and Director, Master of Community Planning Program
Department of Political Science
Auburn University, AL 36849
8020 Haley Center
(334) 844-8409

Last Updated: February 05, 2018