Masters in Urban Planning

You must have a master’s degree in urban planning or a closely related field in order to obtain a job in urban planning. This is the educational barometer that potential employers will be looking for when they interview candidates for jobs. Make sure to choose a graduate degree in urban planning that has received the proper accreditation. Within this field, accreditation by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) is the highest benchmark for graduate urban planning programs.  This ensures that the program has met standards that are developed and sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), the American Planning Association (APA), and APA’s American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

As you will see below, states that have no PAB-accredited graduate urban planning programs are Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Master’s- level programs that are accredited by the PAB within each state include:

Alabama

  • Alabama A&M University – Master of Urban & Regional Planning

Department of Community & Regional Planning, College of Agricultural, Life & Natural Sciences

Alaska

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Alaska.

Arizona

  • Arizona State University – Master of Urban & Environmental Planning

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning

 

  • The University of Arizona – Master of Science in Planning

College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture, School of Landscape Architecture & Planning

Arkansas

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Arkansas.

California

  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo – Master of City & Regional Planning

City & Regional Planning Department

  • California Polytechnic State University, Pomona – Master of Urban & Regional Planning

College of Environmental Design, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning

  • San Diego State University – Master of City Planning

School of Public Affairs

  • San Jose State University – Master of Urban Planning

College of Social Sciences, Dept of Urban & Regional Planning

  • University of California, Berkeley – Master of City Planning

College of Environmental Design, Dept. of City & Regional Planning

 

  • University of California, Irvine – Master of Urban & Regional Planning

School of Social Ecology, Dept. of Urban Planning & Public Policy

  • University of California, Los Angeles – Master of Urban & Regional Planning

Luskin School of Public Affairs, Dept. of Urban Planning

  • University of Southern California – Master of Urban Planning

Sol Price School of Public Policy, Dept. of Urban Planning & Spatial Analysis

Colorado

  • University of Colorado Denver- Master of Urban and Regional Planning

College of Architecture and Planning, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

 

Connecticut

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Connecticut.

Delaware

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Delaware.

District of Columbia

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in the District of Columbia.

Florida

  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton – Master of Urban & Regional Planning

College for Design & Social Inquiry, School of Urban & Regional Planning

 

  • Florida State University, Tallahassee – Master of Science in Planning

College of Social Science & Public Policy, Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning

  • University of Central Florida, Orlando – Master of Science in Urban & Regional Planning

College of Community Innovation and Education, School of Public Administration

  • University of Florida, Gainesville – Master of Urban & Regional Planning (on-campus or online)

College of Design, Construction & Planning, School of Landscape Architecture & Planning, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Georgia

  • University of Georgia – Master of Environmental Planning & Design

College of Environment and Design, Environmental Planning & Design Program

 

  • Georgia Institute of Technology- Master of City & Regional Planning

College of Design, School of City & Regional Planning
 

Hawaii

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa – Master of Urban & Regional Planning

College of Social Sciences, Department of Urban & Regional Planning

Idaho

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Idaho.

Illinois

  • University of Illinois at Chicago- Master of Urban Planning & Policy

College of Urban Planning & Public Affairs, Department of Urban Planning & Policy

 

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Master of Urban Planning

College of Fine & Applied Arts, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Indiana

  • Ball State University, Muncie- Master of Urban & Regional Planning

College of Architecture & Planning, Department of Urban Planning

 

Iowa

  • Iowa State University—Master of Community & Regional Planning

College of Design, Dept. of Community & Regional Planning

 

  • University of Iowa—Master of Science in Urban & Regional Planning

School of Urban & Regional Planning

Kansas

  • Kansas State University- Master of Regional & Community Planning

College of Architecture, Planning & Design, Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Regional & Community Planning

  • University of Kansas- Master of Urban Planning

School of Public Affairs & Administration, Urban Planning Program

 

Kentucky

  • University of Louisville – Master of Urban Planning

College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Urban & Public Affairs

Louisiana

  • University of New Orleans – Master of Urban & Regional Planning

Department of Planning & Urban Studies

Maine

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Maine.

Maryland

  • Morgan State University, Baltimore – Master of City & Regional Planning

Department of Graduate Built Environment Studies, School of Architecture & Planning

 

  • University of Maryland at College Park – Master of Community Planning

School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, Urban Studies & Planning Program

 

Massachusetts

  • Harvard University – Master in Urban Planning

Graduate School of Design, Department of Urban Planning and Design

 

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Master in City Planning

School of Architecture & Planning, Dept of Urban Studies & Planning

 

  • Tufts University – Master of Arts in Environmental Policy & Planning; Master of Science in Environmental Policy & Planning

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Dept of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning

 

  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst – Master of Regional Planning

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Dept of Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning

 

Michigan

  • Michigan State University – Master in Urban & Regional Planning

School of Planning, Design & Construction, Urban & Regional Planning Program

 

  • University of Michigan – Master of Urban & Regional Planning

Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning; Urban & Regional Planning Program

 

  • Wayne State University – Master of Urban Planning

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Dept. of Urban Studies & Planning

 

Minnesota

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis – Master of Urban & Regional Planning

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Urban & Regional Planning Program

 

Mississippi

  • Jackson State University- Master of Arts in Urban and Regional Planning

College of Public Service, Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Missouri

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Missouri.

Montana

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Montana.

Nebraska

  • University of Nebraska Lincoln – Master of Community & Regional Planning

College of Architecture, Community & Regional Planning Program

 

Nevada

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Nevada.

New Hampshire

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in New Hampshire.

New Jersey

  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey – Master of City and Regional Planning

Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy, Urban Planning and Policy Development Program

 

New Mexico

  • University of New Mexico – Master of Community & Regional Planning

School of Architecture & Planning, Community & Regional Planning Program

 

New York

  • Columbia University, New York – Master of Science in Urban Planning

Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

 

  • Cornell University, Ithaca – Master of Regional Planning

College of Architecture, Art & Planning, Department of City & Regional Planning

 

  • Hunter College, City University of New York – Master of Urban Planning

School of Arts & Sciences, Dept of Urban Planning and Policy

 

  • New York University – Master of Urban Planning

Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Urban Planning Program

 

  • Pratt Institute – Master of Science in City & Regional Planning

School of Architecture, Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment

 

  • University of Albany, State University of New York – Master of Regional Planning in Urban & Regional Planning

College of Arts & Sciences, Dept of Geography and Planning

 

  • University at Buffalo, State University of New York – Master of Urban Planning

School of Architecture & Planning, Dept of Urban and Regional Planning

 

North Carolina

  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Master of City and Regional Planning

College of Arts & Sciences, Dept. of City & Regional Planning

 

North Dakota

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in North Dakota.

Ohio

  • Cleveland State University – Master of Urban Planning & Development

Levin College of Urban Affairs, Urban Planning & Development Program

 

  • The Ohio State University – Master of City & Regional Planning

College of Engineering, Knowlton School of Architecture, City & Regional Planning Program

 

  • University of Cincinnati – Master of Community Planning

College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning, School of Planning

 

Oklahoma

  • University of Oklahoma – Master of Regional & City Planning

College of Architecture, Division of Regional & City Planning

 

Oregon

  • Portland State University, Portland- Master of Urban & Regional Planning

College of Urban & Public Affairs, Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning

 

  • University of Oregon, Eugene – Master of Community & Regional Planning

School of Planning, Public Policy & Management, Graduate Program in Community & Regional Planning

 

Pennsylvania

  • Temple University, Philadelphia – Master of Science in City and Regional Planning

Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Dept of Architecture & Environmental Design

 

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia – Master of City Planning

Stuart Weitzman School of Design, Dept of City & Regional Planning

 

Rhode Island

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Rhode Island.

South Carolina

  • Clemson University – Master of City & Regional Planning

College of Architecture, Arts & Humanities, Dept of City Planning & Real Estate Development

 

South Dakota

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in South Dakota.

Tennessee

  • University of Memphis – Master of City & Regional Planning

School of Urban Affairs & Public Policy, Department of City & Regional Planning
 

Texas

  • Texas A&M University – Master of Urban Planning

College of Architecture, Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

 

  • Texas Southern University – Master of Urban Planning & Environmental Policy

Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs, Dept. of Urban Planning & Environmental Policy

  • The University of Texas at Arlington – Master of City & Regional Planning

College of Architecture, Planning & Public Affairs, Dept. of Planning & Landscape Architecture

 

  • The University of Texas at Austin – Master of Science in Community & Regional Planning

School of Architecture, Graduate Program in Community & Regional Planning

 

Utah

  • University of Utah – Master of City & Metropolitan Planning

College of Architecture & Planning, Dept. of City & Metropolitan Planning

Vermont

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Vermont.

Virginia

  • George Washington University – Master of Professional Studies in Sustainable Urban Planning

College of Professional Studies, Sustainable Urban Planning Program

 

  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville – Master of Urban & Environmental Planning

School of Architecture, Department of Urban & Environmental Planning

 

  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond – Master of Urban & Regional Planning
  1. Douglas Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs, Urban & Regional Studies & Planning Program

 

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg – Master of Urban & Regional Planning

School of Public & International Affairs, Urban Affairs & Planning

 

Washington

  • Eastern Washington University – Master of Urban & Regional Planning

College of Social Sciences, Department of Geography, Anthropology & Planning

 

  • University of Washington – Master of Urban Planning

College of Built Environments, Department of Urban Design & Planning

 

West Virginia

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in West Virginia.

Wisconsin

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison – Master of Science in Urban & Regional Planning

College of Letters & Science, Department of Planning & Landscape Architecture

 

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Master of Urban Planning

School of Architecture & Urban Planning, Dept. of Urban Planning

 

Wyoming

  • There are no PAB-accredited graduate-level urban planning programs in Wyoming.