I just spent the last week visiting grad schools in N.C to continue my education in geography. After visiting App State, UNC-Greensboro and East Carolina I realized that I want to drop geography and go to grad school for environmental planning. I have been looking at schools in the N.C region, but I need help. I want to get a applied or professional degree in planning. I know a lot of schools say they have applied or professional degrees, but might have profs the like to focus on research and theory rather that actual problem solving. If anyone can point me to a school that provides a true applied professional degree in planning and not on theory and research methods I would appreciate it. I would prefer schools in the southeast but I am open to other regions.