Graduate Degrees and Doctoral Program


Master of Architecture
The Master of Architecture (M. ARCH) degree is the NAAB-accredited professional degree. The accredited professional degree is the first step for individuals interested in pursuing a path toward licensure as a practicing architect in North America.



Master of Community Planning
The Master of Community Planning (MCP) is a professional degree accredited by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the American Planning Association. The MCP offers a broad curriculum to prepare students for careers in community housing, transportation planning, economic development and environmental planning.



Master of Historic Preservation
The two-year Master of Historic Preservation (MHP) meshes individual and collaborative coursework with practical experience to explore the pressing issues of the historic preservation profession including conservation, preservation planning and design, economic development, public policy, and cultural diversity. The MHP prepares students for a number of rewarding careers in the social, physical, and economic constructs of the built environment.



Master of Real Estate Development
The Master of Real Estate Development degree embraces a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to real estate education addressing all facets of the industry, including planning, property management, finance, and construction. The foundation of our program centers on the Quadruple Bottom Line, underscoring the importance of economic viability, environmental respect, social responsibility and beautiful design.



PhD in Urban and Regional Planning and Design
The University of Maryland’s PhD in Urban and Regional Planning and Design is a small, highly competitive program that encompasses the critical disciplines of our built environment, including urban planning, design, historic preservation, and real estate development. It prepares students for positions in academia, public policy, research, and the nonprofit sector.