Urban Studies and Planning Admissions

The Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland provides the Master of Community Planning (M.C.P.), a leading graduate program accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board that prepares students to tackle a variety of issues and topics affecting communities and urban environments.  The program offers a comprehensive core curriculum along with courses leading to specializations in environmental planning, transportation planning, housing and community development, and economic development. 

Admission is competitive. Our applicants come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. To learn about the requirements for the Master of Community Planning as well as dual degree programs, click on the options below.