Urban and Regional Planners

Education

Most urban and regional planners have a master's degree from an accredited urban or regional planning program. In 2013, 72 universities offered an accredited master's degree program in planning.

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Related College Majors

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $15,733.00 per year

Urban Studies/Affairs - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $21,699.00 per year

Real Estate Development - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $31,390.00 per year

Certifications or Licenses

As of 2012, New Jersey was the only state that required planners to be licensed, although Michigan required registration to use the title "community planner. " More information can be...

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General Qualifications

Analytical skills. Planners analyze information and data from a variety of sources, such as market research studies, censuses, and environmental impact studies. They use statistical techniques and...

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Knowledge

  • English Language
  • Law and Government
  • Administration and Management
  • Geography
  • Communications and Media

Most Common Education Levels

The level of education attained by people currently working in this career.

Most Common Education

Schools with the Highest Enrollment for Featured Major

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School
Number of Students
University of Central Florida
70,248
University of Minnesota-Twin C...
64,202
Ohio State University-Main Campus
62,681
University of Florida
56,642
Texas A & M University-College...
56,476
The University of Texas at Austin
56,344
Michigan State University
54,338
Arizona State University-Tempe
53,901
New York University
52,125
University of South Florida-Ma...
49,451
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