Master of Science in City and Regional Planning
Develop the knowledge and skills essential to solving complex challenges in neighborhoods, cities and regions with a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning in Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture. This 45-credit, professionally accredited graduate degree program prepares students for dynamic career opportunities in city and regional planning for government, nonprofit and private sectors. Graduates of this program are eligible for status as an American Institute of Certified Planners candidate, pre-certified planner.
Guided by a faculty of experienced, practicing professionals, City and Regional Planning MS students learn how to navigate the challenges of policymaking in a multitiered regulatory framework and within a pluralistic society. They gain the communication skills and tools necessary to work effectively with a range of communities, administrative stakeholders and interest groups in the processes of planning and decision-making.
The curriculum of the City and Regional Planning MS builds skill sets in social and environmental planning and governmental structures, and develops advanced computer applications for planning. Areas of particular strength for this program are sustainability, environmental planning and community engagement. Students in the graduate program gain a broad understanding of the physical and economic aspects of planning, sensitivity to the social and environmental impact of planning decisions, and knowledge of the pertinent governmental structures.