Master of Professional Studies in Urban and Regional Planning
Message from the Dean
Urban Planners for the 21st Century
As part of our rich Jesuit tradition, Georgetown University teaches students to recognize the power of knowledge combined with values to foster the greater good of people and society. Such ethical considerations as “community in diversity” and “cura personalis” (care of the whole person) are also driving forces for the Master of Professional Studies in Urban and Regional Planning.
Today, urban planners are at the forefront of not only creating thriving and aesthetically pleasing communities, but inclusive places for all people. The urban planning profession, as a recent American Planning Association study suggests, has become essential for engaging citizens through urban and regional planning efforts and setting the tone for the creation of sustainable, livable and even joyful urban environments in the century ahead.
You too, as a scholar of urban planning practice, can make a difference in building the next great generation of international cities.
If you love cities and can envision yourself working with people to revitalize and renew communities, our Master of Professional Studies in Urban and Regional Planning program can help you reach your goals. From start to finish, our program will provide you with the practical skills you need to become a visionary urban planning leader and artful community change agent.
This is very much a partnership program – a meaningful collaboration that will involve you, peer students, faculty and Georgetown University’s many surrounding communities and their innovative urban and regional planning leaders.
As one of the most intriguing and distinctive educational communities in the world, we are pleased to contribute to the urban planning profession’s mission to develop sustainable places to live and work for all.
Welcome to our program. We look forward to meeting you and discussing your ideas and educational goals in person.
Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies