Master of Professional Studies in Urban & Regional Planning


Mission Statement

The Georgetown University Master’s in Urban & Regional Planning program trains visionary leaders to create livable, meaningful, and sustainable neighborhoods, cities, and regions. Housed in downtown Washington, D.C., the program prepares practitioners to advance the practice of responsible urban development in cities around the world.

Learning Goals

Graduates who complete the degree will be able to:

  • Conceptualize and articulate long-term community sustainability strategies
  • Research the market trends and policy frameworks necessary to produce comprehensive plans for communities
  • Synthesize the competing forces of urban development with a place-based perspective
  • Appropriately employ the legal frameworks of urban planning including municipal zoning and growth management regulations
  • Create urban development strategies which utilize public finance mechanisms, public-private partnerships, and market-driven investments
  • Shape the future of the public realm in cities through infrastructure, transportation, and resource planning
  • Employ communications strategies to engage myriad urban stakeholders
  • Employ leadership and management strategies to collaborate in a highly interdisciplinary context
  • Critically reflect on the professional ethics associated with the oversight of urban development activities
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