Explore the Degree
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.
- 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 Executive Director.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required of all students to remain in good academic standing and to be eligible to graduate.