University of Pennsylvania

School of Design

City Planning


Philadelphia, PA 19104

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Urban Redevelopment; Land Preservation; GIS and Spatial Analysis, Ph.D. - City and Regional Planning;, MCP - Master of City Planning;

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our City Planning programs focus on the growth and development of neighborhoods, cities, regions, states, and nations; its practitioners help shape communities and environments in response to the needs of their citizens. Our program has an explicit commitment to blend theory and practice. In addition, we have a fortuitous location in a university whose commitment to urbanism is visible, in a city that is large and dynamic, and in a region that displays an extraordinary range of urban/suburban/rural conditions. We share the mission in Penn's School of Design that educates leaders, not only in city and regional planning and its subfields, but also in architecture, landscape architecture, historic preservation, fine arts and urban design. The MCP program includes a core curriculum covering planning history, theory, methods, and law; and five concentrations including Community and Economic Development, Land Use-Environmental Planning, Public Private Development, Sustainable Transportation and Infrastructure Planning and Urban Design.


The MCP is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board.

International Student Requirements:


Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 19 cus

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 4900

In State Tuition (per year): $40,056

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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