The Master of Professional Studies in Urban and Regional Planning attracts both current professionals seeking career advancement as well as those who would like to embark on a new and exciting career as leaders in the urban planning field. Our students share a common passion to help local governments develop and revitalize the most vibrant and sustainable cities of the future.
Experienced participants in the program come from a range of industries and organizations – some with broad community planning backgrounds and interests and others with specific concentrations and focuses such as environmental planning, transportation or economic development. Those who are new to urban planning have the opportunity to gain practical internship experiences and develop areas of expertise as they apply the practical analytical and problem-solving skills gained from the program.
Whether experienced or inexperienced, students are driven to continuously improve and learn new communication and collaboration skills – vital tools for today’s urban planning professionals who must work in concert with public officials, citizens and other groups to structure solutions that are in the best interest of whole communities.
Finally, in addition to learning from expert faculty and practitioners, all of our students are challenged to work together to solve real-world urban planning challenges in the Washington, D.C., area. Georgetown University’s national and regional urban planning partnerships expose students to some of the most cutting-edge urban planning models in the country, preparing professional leaders in a wide variety of public service and private sector jobs in urban planning.