Master of Professional Studies in Urban and Regional Planning
Frequently Asked Questions
Our students come from various backgrounds, including current professionals who work in the urban planning community and those who are interested in pursuing a new career in the growing urban and regional planning field. Full application requirements can be found on the admissions page.
Students may apply prior to each fall, spring or summer term. Visit the admissions page for more information about application deadlines and applying online.
Yes. Students in the program will have opportunities to shape the program to meet their professional and educational goals in many ways through concentration courses, elective courses, internships (for students new to the urban planning field), City Lab field experiences and Capstone projects.
The Urban and Regional Planning program entails a competitive admissions process. You must first apply to the program. Acceptance into this program is required before registration can be initiated and completed. Once accepted, students will be provided with registration instructions when they receive their notification of admission into the program. For more information, please contact the admissions counselor.
See tuition rates, based on cost per credit, for the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies.
Students may get information on loans, scholarships and other financial assistance by contacting the Office of Student Financial Services.
What are the options for Veterans?
Qualified military veterans can take advantage of the GI Bill or the Yellow Ribbon Program.
When are the courses held?
Most of the classes are offered during the evenings to help students minimize vital time away from their jobs.
Most students complete the program in two to three years.
All programs offered at Georgetown University and through the School of Continuing Studies are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Although there is no mandatory license for practicing urban planners, except in New Jersey, the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) accredits university programs in North America leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in urban planning. The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies and its Urban and Regional Planning Advisory Board are working towards meeting standards for accreditation approval. This process takes time to complete and is not yet available to young programs such as ours.