Georgia Institute of Technology

Master of City and Regional Planning

Georgia  Tech Campus

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 2017 our MCRP program was ranked 7th 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 1500 alumni working in 49 states and 32 countries. SCaRP’s faculty includes seven Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners 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 8th best public university in the U.S. and by Times Higher Education as the #33 university in the world, Georgia Tech balances a strong academic work ethic with a collegiate atmosphere incorporating intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions, and more than 400 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
  • MCRP + MS-GIST Dual Degree

Gulash Akar, Chair and Professor
Johnnie Sawyer, Academic Advisor

Georgia Institute of Technology

College of Design

School of City and Regional Planning

245 Fourth Street NW

Suite 204

Atlanta, GA 30332-0155


Planning Accreditation Board


This program is featured in Planetizen’s Guide to Urban Planning Programs.

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