The School of City and Regional Planning offers the Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP), the Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology (MS-GIST), and the Master of Science in Urban Analytics (MSUA) degrees.
The Master of Science in Urban Design (MS-UD) degree, administered by the School of Architecture, utilizes a number of our faculty and courses. To learn more about the MS-UD degree, please visit the information page on the School of Architecture’s website.
Master of City and Regional Planning
The MCRP degree program prepares students to excel as professionals capable of understanding and resolving complex urban planning problems. The curriculum gives students both an understanding of the urban and regional environment, and a foundation of skills needed to plan for this environment.
M.S. in Global Development
Global development is a field that seeks to directly address the critical challenges of advancing sustainability, protecting critical environmental resources, responding to climate change, reducing poverty and inequality, and improving the socio-economic well-being of citizens across the globe. The Master of Science in Global Development is a 12-month program designed to prepare professionals for sustainable development work in governments, private development firms, and NGOs in developing countries, primarily in Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, and Latin America.
Georgia Tech has more than a half century of experience educating for city planning, economic development, and international affairs, and are a national leader in study abroad programs.
M.S. in Geographic Information Science and Technology
Geographic Information Science (GIS) is an emerging field of study centered on the acquisition, management, analysis, and dissemination of spatially-referenced information on, above, and below the surface of the earth. The MS-GIST degree program gives students the skillset necessary to enter the workforce after a year of coursework and a final capstone project.
Students may participate in dual-degree programs by combining the MCRP degree with the Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology, the Master of Architecture, the Master of Science in Civil Engineering, the Master of Science in Public Policy, or the Juris Doctor degree.
Our international partnerships allow students to obtain an additional master’s degree from Tongji University in Shanghai, China.
The School of City & Regional Planning offers certificates in Geographic Information Systems, Global Development, Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management, and Heritage Preservation.