Georgetown University

School of Continuing Studies

Master of Professional Studies in Urban & Regional Planning


3700 O Street, NW

Washington, DC 20057

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Professional Studies in Urban & Regional Planning

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Georgetown University's Master of Professional Studies in Urban & Regional Planning (URP) trains visionary leaders to create livable, meaningful, and sustainable neighborhoods, cities, and regions. Housed in a state-of-the-art campus in downtown Washington, D.C., the program engages leading practitioners to study and advance the practices of responsible urban development as a dedicated profession in cities around the world.

  • An applied curriculum that spans urban planning topics, including economic development, land use, urban design, housing, culture, transportation, energy, and environment
  • Exposure to professional practices associated with public finance, regulations, and urban development
  • Professional development opportunities with leading urban planning practitioners from local, regional, and international organizations in the heart of Washington, D.C.

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 3–4 years (part-time). The program and its curriculum fulfill the North American standards of the Planning Accreditation Board.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001445

Locale: Large City

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