Planetizen Schools Directory

Academic Programs in Urban Planning and Related Fields

Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of City and Regional Planning

College of Architecture
School of City and Regional Planning

Situated in the heart of Atlanta, the School of City and Regional Planning is an internationally recognized leader in education and research. We leverage the finest technological resources and diverse expertise here at Tech, and are on the front lines of pressing urban, environmental, economic, and community development issues. Georgia Tech has been sending innovative ideas and ambitious young planners into practice since 1952, and in 2014 our MCRP program was ranked 5th in the nation by Planetizen.

Our students, faculty, and researchers work together to create new knowledge and tools for making cities more sustainable, resilient, and just. Students come to our school from around the world, and arrive with ambitions to solve the world’s most vexing problems resulting from population growth, economic disparities, resource shortages, and climate change. They illustrate the best qualities of public mindedness and seriousness of purpose, and after graduation join our network of over 1400 alumni working in 49 states and 31 countries. SCaRP’s faculty includes five Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and former chief operating officers of the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, and the Atlanta City Planning Department. Their creativity and energy rival that of any in the nation.

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Institute of Technology is committed to improving the human condition through science and technology. Ranked by US News as the 7th best public university in the U.S. and by Times Higher Education as the #27 university in the world, Georgia Tech balances a strong academic work ethic with a collegiate atmosphere incorporating intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions, and 40 student organizations. Tech students are active in industry and the community, practicing what they learn from their earliest days on campus and building partnerships with business, government, and the third sector.

Atlanta is the fifth largest concentration of higher educations activity in the U.S., and among the most diverse and rapidly growing metropolitan areas in the country, affording the our students direct access to a vibrant laboratory for urban planning and a rich menu of academic opportunities. We take advantage of our dynamic metropolitan setting through the development of four to five applied studio courses per year; the involvement of numerous planning practitioners as instructors, speakers, and critics; and through access to a wide range of federal, state, local, and private sector planning organizations that employ our graduates.

Dual Degrees offered at Georgia Institute of Technology

  • MCRP + M.ARCH Dual Degree
  • MCRP + MS Civil Engineering Dual Degree
  • MCRP + MS Public Policy Dual Degree
  • MCRP + JD (Georgia State) Dual Degree
Community Development
Economic Development
Environmental/Sustainability Planning
Land Use/Physical Planning
Public Health
Transportation Planning
Urban Design
Planning Accreditation Board
Other programs at Georgia Institute of Technology