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After completing college, many students seek yet higher education in a given field of study. An MA is a graduate degree that offers an opportunity to do so, and moreover, prepares students for careers in the field of their choice. What is an MA in Urban and Regional Planning? This path of study is designed to prepare students to manage resources and plan urban spaces. Students may choose to specia… Read more

After completing college, many students seek yet higher education in a given field of study. An MA is a graduate degree that offers an opportunity to do so, and moreover, prepares students for careers in the field of their choice.

What is an MA in Urban and Regional Planning? This path of study is designed to prepare students to manage resources and plan urban spaces. Students may choose to specialize in a wide range of disciplines, including urban design, landscape architecture, resource management and urban development. Depending on the program's specific focus, coursework can cover a broad range of topics from public policy and sociology to economics and architecture. 

One key advantage to attaining this MA is its high level of applicability in today's market. As cities worldwide continue to expand and land and resource management becomes an increasingly prominent issue, governments and private employers increasingly look for well-educated graduates who are able to meet these challenges.

Depending on the size and location of a school, an MA program will have varying costs. To learn more about a program's tuition and enrollment fees, contact the school directly.

Students who complete an MA in Urban and Regional Planning have several different career paths available to them. The degree is most directly applicable to careers within urban development. Students can become architects or infrastructure designers. Much of the curriculum is also applicable to public policy, so students can choose to pursue work as advocates, politicians or, with additional education, lawyers. Graduates can also go on to acquire teaching credentials in order to become teachers, educating the next generation of students interested in the field of urban and regional planning.

All students who are interested in learning more about this degree and the various programs currently available are encouraged to use our searchable database of schools. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA

The Master of Arts in Urban and Public Affairs trains students in public policy, urban studies, and grassroots organizing, examining ways policy and community engagement can e ... +

The Master of Arts in Urban and Public Affairs trains students in public policy, urban studies, and grassroots organizing, examining ways policy and community engagement can effect positive change. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

For this degree, the candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic.

For this degree, the candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Feb 2023
31 Oct 2022
Campus
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

This course is aimed at built environment professionals and others with a relevant social or physical science background who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of planning ... +

This course is aimed at built environment professionals and others with a relevant social or physical science background who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of planning and sustainable development, whether to improve career prospects in their country or enter international practice. Through the course, you'll examine the growing problems of sustainable development facing cities, regions and communities in a rapidly urbanising world, subject to growing climate change and other environmental, economic and social pressures and risks. Based in London, you'll have access to the internationally recognised experience of spatial planning for sustainable development and explore contemporary theories, public policy thinking and good practice in planning in both the developed and developing worlds. The University of Westminster is the UK's first Habitat Partner University. We work with UN-HABITAT and other like-minded institutions to promote the socially and environmentally sustainable development of towns, cities and regions in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and New Urban Agenda. The course benefits from having strong links with the Max Lock Centre, an international development research unit, which is part of the wider Research Community for Sustainable Cities and Urban Environments. Associated research and consultancy focus on the planning of cities and regions towards a sustainable and low-energy future and the exploration of the environmental and social impact of concentrating people and economic activity in cities and urban areas, including the consequences for surrounding rural areas. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 

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Rimouski, Canada +1 More

The MA in Regional and Territorial Development focuses on the analysis of regional and territorial issues, problems, contexts, challenges and development potentials.

The MA in Regional and Territorial Development focuses on the analysis of regional and territorial issues, problems, contexts, challenges and development potentials. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
French
Campus
 
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

The uniqueness of this center will be its a priori social science perspective. It will emphasize the role of technological innovation and smart urban practice in improving the ... +

The uniqueness of this center will be its a priori social science perspective. It will emphasize the role of technological innovation and smart urban practice in improving the economic welfare, democratic participation, and quality of life of urban residents. In this respect, smart cities are conceived as a vehicle for empowering smart citizens, rather than the other way around. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Temple University Tyler School of Art and Architecture
Philadelphia, USA

The City & Regional Planning and Community Development programs at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University educate students to become leaders who colla ... +

The City & Regional Planning and Community Development programs at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University educate students to become leaders who collaborate with diverse communities to establish lasting improvements for residents. Students both engage the challenges and leverage the opportunities of cities in their coursework, taking advantage of the deep resources of Temple—a leading public research university—to perform their own hands-on research and service learning across Philadelphia. Tyler’s faculty of forward-thinking practitioners are dedicated to personal mentorship that includes access to their networks of professionals, organizations and agencies. -
MA
English
 
Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism (UAUIM)

The Faculty of Urban Planning from the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” Bucharest, is the only university in Romania which organises Bologna Master Programs ... +

The Faculty of Urban Planning from the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” Bucharest, is the only university in Romania which organises Bologna Master Programs, credited by ARACIS and recognised by Europe, as well as the Urbanists' Registry from Romania, for according to the signing right. -
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Campus
 
University of Westminster
London, United Kingdom

The Urban and Regional Planning MA will give you the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner in a variety of private, public ... +

The Urban and Regional Planning MA will give you the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner in a variety of private, public and third sector/ community contexts. Building on the University of Westminster's experience of delivering postgraduate courses in town planning for more than 80 years, it examines planning across diverse contexts and scales but focuses in particular on planning in, and for, towns, cities, and urban regions in the UK. You'll be taught by qualified and dedicated staff who possess vast industry, research and teaching experience, and moreover, you'll benefit from studying in a genuinely interdisciplinary academic environment with excellent industry links in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the world. The course is professionally accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and covers both the ‘spatial’ and ‘specialist’ elements of the RTPI’s requirements for initial planning education. It is designed to accommodate busy schedules and offered for full-time or part-time study at our modern Marylebone campus in central London. The course's main objective is to create critical-minded, well-rounded, and highly employable graduates who can excel in a variety of career environments and possess the skills and competencies necessary for addressing the manifold challenges and opportunities associated with contemporary spatial development and planning. In addition to the MA qualification, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate options are also available, enabling you to access the course at a point that is relevant to your circumstances, achieve credits and leave at a point that specifically meets your needs. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus