Virginia Commonwealth University

College of Humanities and Sciences

Master of Urban and Regional Planning


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.U.R.P.-Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The graduate program in urban and regional planning is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and provides professional grounding in the theory and methodologies of planning through a curriculum that balances classroom and field experience. The M.U.R.P. is a two-year degree program requiring 48 semester hours of class work. Each student must complete an internship with a planning agency or organization, as well as school and programmatic required courses totaling 30 semester hours. Core requirements for students within the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program will be met through the following courses: Introduction to Planning, Community Socioeconomic Analysis using GIS, Foundations for Development Planning, Research Methods in Government and Public Affairs, Planning Theories and Processes, Legal and Legislative Foundations of Planning, Principles of Public Administration, Planning Studio I, and Planning Studio II or Thesis.


Planning Accreditation Board; Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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