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: $14,681.00 per year

Urban Studies/Affairs. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $20,844.00 per year

Real Estate Development. - More About This Major

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Average Tuition (excluding room and board) for Schools with this major: $30,539.00 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 requested from...

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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
  • Transportation
  • Customer and Personal Service

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
Arizona State University
81,789
Ohio State University-Main Campus
64,930
University of Minnesota-Twin C...
63,929
University of Florida
56,683
The University of Texas at Austin
55,469
Texas A & M University-College...
53,966
Michigan State University
53,371
New York University
52,126
University of South Florida-Ma...
49,408
University of Washington-Seatt...
49,340
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