Master of Professional Studies in Urban & Regional Planning

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Mastering the art and science of urban planning requires a dedication to both practice and theory. Our curriculum provides a combination of classroom instruction, academic research, and field work, which prepares students to become leaders within the urban planning profession.

Program Features

  • A master’s degree with a curriculum covering the range of urban planning topics including economic development, land use, urban design, place making, housing, transportation, energy, and environment
  • A curriculum that encourages student-driven inquiry upholding the traditions of academic excellence of Georgetown University.
  • Exposure to state-of-the-art professional planning practices through a blended faculty of academics and leading professionals
  • Located in the downtown, in the heart of Washington, D.C. and the National Capital Region
  • Engagement with leading urban planning practitioners who represent professional excellence from local, regional and international organizations
  • The opportunity for students to structure their engagement in the program in a manner which preserves personal flexibility


The program has been designed to create maximum flexibility for each student. Typically, students complete the program in two years of full-time study or three years of part-time study. The degree must be completed within five years and can be completed in as few as four semesters (15 months) with special approval from the Director.

Performance Requirement

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required of all students to remain in good academic standing and to be eligible to graduate. 

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