Master of city and regional planning (M.C.R.P.) and master of city and regional studies (M.C.R.S.) students may sign up for 34:970:615,616 Directed Study in Urban Planning under the direction of a faculty member. These are intensive and specialized academic experiences. A directed study cannot be taken during the first 12 credits of the degree and requires that an application be approved and signed in advance of the course by the faculty member and the graduate program director. For the M.C.R.P., no more than 6 credits and for the for M.C.R.S., no more than 3 credits of directed study may be applied in this manner.