Student Profile

As a student in the Urban & Regional Planning program, you’ll join dedicated graduate students from across the National Capital Region, throughout the United States, and around the world.

Our students represent a wide range of academic backgrounds, including urban studies, real estate, architecture, engineering, economics, and liberal arts. The diversity of our student body contributes to an enriching and engaging classroom experience, in which you’ll have the opportunity to learn with—and from—peers across all realms of the urban planning industry.

Industries/sectors/types of organizations where students are currently employed

  • Local and Municipal Government Agencies
  • State Government Agencies
  • Federal Government Agencies
  • Public, Private and Nonprofit Housing Developers
  • Private Consulting
  • Economic Development and Business Improvement Districts
  • Research Institutions
  • Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations
  • Environmental Advocacy Organizations

Job Titles of students in the program

  • Senior Policy Analyst, Eno Center for Transportation
  • Assistant Regional Planner, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Transportation Planner, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Urban Planning Consultant, World Bank Group
  • Community Planner, Federal Transit Administration
  • Program Manager, Urban Land Institute
  • Program Manager, Department of Defense
  • Regional Planner, FEMA
  • Senior Associate, Infrastructure Investment, Federal City Council
  • Director of Portfolio, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Geographic Location

  • Washington, D.C. / National Capital Region
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Chicagoland, Illinois
  • New York, New York
  • Houston, Texas
  • Beijing, China
  • Mumbai, India
  • Medellin, Columbia
  • Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Accra, Ghana

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.
  • Headshot of Dan Carol, Faculty

    The students are so lucky to be immersed in one of the most concentrated and globally connected professional communities in the world. They can read the books and study theory, then go meet an expert who is working to implement them at the cutting edge of professional practice.”

    Dan Carol, Faculty Master's in Urban & Regional Planning

You’ll study alongside highly motivated classmates who share a passion for cities. Together, you’ll develop the leadership qualities necessary to proactively shape sustainable outcomes in communities around the world.