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Determining whether a graph is planar is both theoretically and practically interesting. Although several sequential algorithms have been introduced which accomplish planarity testing in O(V ) time for graphs with V vertices, very few of these have been parallelized. In a recent comparison of sequential planarity testing algorithms, the newest algorithms were found to be fastest; however, these are the ones which have not been parallelized. The goal of this thesis is to introduce a method for parallelizing one of the newest planarity testing algorithms.