Master's in Urban & Regional Planning

Fully Accredited Program

Develop the industry knowledge and leadership skills needed to effectively and responsibly shape the communities of tomorrow.

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Georgetown's program prepares emerging leaders to become responsible and trusted professionals empowered to guide the complex processes of urban investment. We firmly believe that cities are uniquely positioned to creatively reconcile social, environmental, and economic crises in a manner which builds human capital. We fully embrace Georgetown University’s traditions of academic excellence and social justice and our program is designed around the individual student and is not cohort-based. We encourage each student to pursue the degree in alignment with their professional goals and aspirations.

Each student pursues the degree at their own pace, including options of accelerated full-time status (15 months), full-time status (two years), or part-time status, which allows students to concurrently engage in professional internships, apprenticeships, or employment. All students must complete a master’s thesis that is defended before a faculty committee. The curriculum embraces the Planning Accreditation Board’s North American standards for graduate programs in urban planning.

  • Number of Credits

    42 credits

  • Format

    On-campus

  • Total Tuition

    $64,134*

  • Enrollment

    Full-time or part-time

  • Time to Complete

    2–5 years

  • Semester of Entry

    Fall, spring, summer

Program Features

  1. A master’s degree built around the urban planning profession and its interdisciplinary knowledge.
  2. A mission which dually embraces academic excellence and social justice.
  3. A curriculum which encompasses global best practices in urban planning and development.
  4. A pedagogy which emphasizes place-based and case-study learning in support of student-driven inquiry.
  5. A culture which encourages students to tailor their study to pursue personal professional development goals.
  6. A learning environment which embraces state-of-the-art technology and data.
  7. A community which intentionally bridges academic knowledge and professional excellence through local and global networks.

Ideal for full-time graduate students and working professionals alike, our program is designed to fit your schedule and career objectives. We offer options for full- or part-time participation and classes held on weekday evenings, so you can earn your degree at a pace that suits your needs—without interrupting your career.

Upon completing the program, you’ll have the industry knowledge, leadership skills, and powerful alumni network needed to effectively and responsibly shape the communities of tomorrow.

*Tuition rates for each term are published annually, typically in February. Total tuition listed here reflects Fall semester of entry.