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9 Masters Programs in Regional Planning

A master’s degree is a graduate level of study that recognizes students for exceling in their chosen academic areas with concentrated knowledge-building courses. Programs typically require one to two years of study to complete. What is a Master in Regional Planning? These programs enable students to build on their conceptual understanding of land-use studies and management skills for careers… Read more

A master’s degree is a graduate level of study that recognizes students for exceling in their chosen academic areas with concentrated knowledge-building courses. Programs typically require one to two years of study to complete.

What is a Master in Regional Planning? These programs enable students to build on their conceptual understanding of land-use studies and management skills for careers as regional or urban planners in commercial settings. Students have the opportunity to understand how city and regional planning has a real-world impact on the wellbeing of inhabitants, and learn how to work with other professionals on improvement projects. Course topics may include economics, design, legal studies, health and safety, budget planning, environmental studies and infrastructure. Admission may require previous completion of courses or bachelor’s degrees in relevant subjects such as economics, mathematics and geography.

Completing a master’s in regional planning can offer many useful benefits. Students are able to learn valuable organizational, communication and leadership skills that are essential for successful careers, competitive salaries and personal character-building.

The cost of taking a program may vary by the location of each institution. Prospective students are encouraged to contact specific schools offering their desired program for additional information regarding costs and other requirements.

Students can expect to utilize a regional planning degree in a variety of rewarding careers. Potential positions that help grow and improve communities include urban and regional planners, community developers, housing managers, civil service administrators, government officials, building inspectors, landscape architects, estate agents, development surveyors and environmental managers. Regional planners frequently work among various facets of a community including local government, political organizations, environmental agencies and medical centers.

There are many international and flexible part-time course options to accommodate all kinds of students. To get started, 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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College of Engineering City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

The programme aims to: enhance existing construction-related professionals with the knowledge of urban design and regional planning; produce experts with comprehensive knowled ... +

The programme aims to: enhance existing construction-related professionals with the knowledge of urban design and regional planning; produce experts with comprehensive knowledge of urban design and regional planning; provide multi-disciplinary approach for architecture, civil engineering, urban design, urban planning, building services and construction professionals; etc. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
30 Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Pardubice
Pardubice, Czech Republic

This joint program aims to deliver highly qualified experts, researchers, and analysts in public administration. Students will gain fundamental knowledge on public governance ... +

This joint program aims to deliver highly qualified experts, researchers, and analysts in public administration. Students will gain fundamental knowledge on public governance and regional development, and learn about planning, preparing, implementing, and assessing regional development processes. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Cities and settlements are under extreme pressure. Social and environmental inequity is sharply on the rise. Urbanism, spatial planning and intervention in landscape systems a ... +

Cities and settlements are under extreme pressure. Social and environmental inequity is sharply on the rise. Urbanism, spatial planning and intervention in landscape systems are in urgent need of renewed approaches. New strategies must be developed to not only tackle social exclusion, unequal distribution of resources and spatial contradictions, but also be inspired by the multiple and (trans)cultural expressions of worldwide urbanisms. KU Leuven's Advanced Master of Urbanism, Landscape and Planning focuses on multi-faceted and -scalar issues of contemporary urban development. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Explore the future of landscapes, environments and ecosystems.

Explore the future of landscapes, environments and ecosystems. -
MA
Full-time
15 months
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Rēzekne, Latvia

The program enables to get comprehensive knowledge and skills for effective fulfillment of manager's functions in state management structures on a regional level as well as in ... +

The program enables to get comprehensive knowledge and skills for effective fulfillment of manager's functions in state management structures on a regional level as well as in regionally-located commercial structures on the basis of best practices of EU countries. -
Master
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
University Santa Cruz do Sul (Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul)
Aeroclube do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

The general objective of the Program is to promote the training of professionals to carry out teaching and research, advisory and consultancy, evaluation and planning activiti ... +

The general objective of the Program is to promote the training of professionals to carry out teaching and research, advisory and consultancy, evaluation and planning activities, in public, private, and third sector institutions, in an interdisciplinary character, valuing the participation, the consolidation of democracy, the affirmation of citizenship and the promotion of the quality of life of regional communities. -
Master
Portuguese (Brazil)
Mar 2022
Campus
 
Utah State University S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources
Logan, USA

Graduate education in bioregional planning is designed to prepare the student for work within a trans-disciplinary environment providing better alternatives for environmental ... +

Graduate education in bioregional planning is designed to prepare the student for work within a trans-disciplinary environment providing better alternatives for environmental decisions, policy and implementation. The program is jointly administered by the departments of Environment and Society and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. The graduate will be qualified to practice in both private firms and various public sectors, which may include offices of the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management; and various state, county, and community organizations. -
Master
English
Sep 2021
 
University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning
Albuquerque, USA

The MCRP degree prepares graduates to shape community and regional change, and work towards environmental sustainability and social justice for their communities and regions a ... +

The MCRP degree prepares graduates to shape community and regional change, and work towards environmental sustainability and social justice for their communities and regions as well as the larger world. The MCRP degree program is the only nationally-accredited planning degree offered in New Mexico. Graduates work in research and professional careers with community-based organizations, nonprofit and international non-governmental organizations, private sector firms, and public agencies at the tribal, local, regional, state and federal government levels. -
Master
English
Sep 2021
 
Rutgers University - New Brunswick Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
New Brunswick, USA

The Master of City and Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.) degree is generally recognized as the field's professional degree.

The Master of City and Regional Planning (M.C.R.P.) degree is generally recognized as the field's professional degree. -
Master
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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