Master of Professional Studies in Urban & Regional Planning
Georgetown University’s Master of Professional Studies in Urban & Regional Planning transforms students into visionary leaders, teaching them how to successfully integrate urban design with community development to create livable, meaningful and sustainable neighborhoods, cities, and regions. Housed in Georgetown’s state-of-the-art downtown campus, the program engages communities, places, and professionals to study urbanization as a global endeavor. Students gain unique, hands-on urban planning experience with Washington, D.C.’s extraordinary concentration of local, domestic, and international organizations, whose innovative activities span all facets of global urbanization.
With concentrations in urban design, community development, and international development, the program encourages students to explore their personal interests in a mission-driven and opportunistic manner. Students learn from a faculty of leading academics and professionals who bring their insights, experience, and expertise directly into the classroom.
The program’s curriculum has been designed to empower each student to complete the degree with great personal flexibility. Students may pursue the degree on an accelerated basis in four semesters (16 months) or in part-time status over two or three years, which allows for concurrent employment or full-time engagement in professional internships. The program curriculum fully conforms to the Planning Accreditation Board’s requirements for the master’s degree in urban and regional planning and the formal professional accreditation process has been initiated.
- Curriculum encompassing economic development, urban design, land use, housing, cultural heritage, place management, transportation, energy, and environment
- Exposure to the full range of professional planning practices associated with regulatory frameworks, public finance, and the urban development process
- Location in Georgetown’s state-of-the-art downtown campus, in the heart of Washington, D.C., and the National Capital Region
- Engagement with leading urban planning practitioners who represent professional excellence from local, regional, and international organizations
- Opportunities to gain professional experience while earning degree-oriented course credits
- Access to university-wide resources and special initiatives exploring interdisciplinary and innovation themes in cities around the world