Embracing Georgetown University’s traditions of academic excellence and Jesuit values, the program empowers each student to complete the master’s degree in accordance with his or her needs, interests, and aspirations. Students may complete the degree in 15 months (accelerated full-time), 2 years (full-time), or up to 4 years (part-time).
The program attracts current professionals as well as students embarking on a new career in the urban planning profession. All students share a common passion for cities and the desire to shape and develop the sustainable communities of the future. One of the core strengths of the program is the diversity of its student body.
Students currently enrolled in the program have a range of academic and professional backgrounds, including urban planning, real estate, architecture, engineering, economics, art history, and other liberal arts. Those who are new to the field of urban planning have the opportunity to gain practical professional experiences through internships with organizations across the National Capital Region.
Based on fall 2015 enrollment, students currently enrolled in the program represent four continents and more than 30 different cities across the country and around the world. The gender ratio is 53 percent female and 47 percent male.