The dual degree leads to either a master of city and regional planning (M.C.R.P.) degree or a master of city and regional studies (M.C.R.S.) degree in urban planning and policy development and a master of science (M.S.) degree in food and business economics. Students are accepted independently for each graduate program after separate application. Students must meet the degree requirements of each program; however, with proper course selection, 9 credits of coursework from each program may be applied to the other degree, thus reducing by one and one-half semesters the length of time required to obtain the two degrees.