As I begin to apply to masters programs in planning I am trying to narrow down my focus toward one specialization or another. Two things continue to pop out at me: a. Public Transit or b. promoting local economies.
As I understand it, to do a transportation specialization you generally have to take at least one engineering course. Some schools, such as Berkeley, even offer dual degrees in planning and engineering if one commits to this specialization.
My question is this: Will I be able to qualify for an MS in engineering program if I haven't done anything seriously quantitative in about 7 years. Will I struggle from the get-go if I get admitted? Is it even worth considering pursuing? Even if I were to not go for an engineering degree concurrent with a planning degree, how familiar with math/physics would I need to be to take an engineering class while pursuing a planning degree?
A little backstory: I used to be on track for a degree in Math but I ended up switching to History halfway through college. Since then I've done very little in math or the sciences for the past 7 years.
Does anyone have any insight or advice they could share?