About the School

The University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MAPP) offers a unique combination of world-class resources, interdisciplinary opportunities, and intimate learning environments, all situated within easy reach of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Annapolis. The school houses five academic programs:

Urban Studies and Planning
Historic Preservation
Real Estate Development
PhD in Urban and Regional Planning and Design

It also offers an exceptional number of interdisciplinary dual degrees that connect the academic programs within the school and across campus.

We believe that physical design and social environment are interrelated, and that best practice and research should reflect this interconnectedness. All of the school's programs benefit from a collaborative cross-disciplinary environment among faculty and students. Our mission is to create and preserve a sustainable built environment that promotes social justice, cultural value, resource conservation, and economic opportunity.