Master On Campus

Urban and Environmental Planning

University of Virginia

24 months
32478 USD/year
32478 USD/year
20166 USD/year
Tuition fee
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At University of Virginia the Urban and Environmental Planning program focuses understanding how cities can fulfill their greatest promise as places of commerce, social equity, and environmental sustainability.


The graduate program in Urban and Environmental Planning University of Virginia is committed to community engagement, collaborative planning, and sustainability. We believe it is necessary to consider both the urban and environmental aspects of a setting to address its challenges and opportunities. We are as much concerned with the economy and issues of equity as we are with the environment, recognizing the interconnected relationships found within all complex built environments. 


The Master of Urban and Environmental Planning degree is a professional degree aimed at individuals interested in planning and creating healthy, safe, livable, and equitable communities. Our students obtain the analytical skills, technical tools, theoretical insights, and applied experiences needed to make them effective, ethical and leading professionals.Our students come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, including but not limited to: the social sciences, engineering, design, and liberal arts.


The Graduate Program in Urban and Environmental Planning is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board, sponsored jointly by the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Practicum 
  • Fundamentals of Planning 
  • Race and the American City 
  • Methods of Community Research and Engagement
  • Quantitative Methods of Planning Analysis 
  • Law, Land and the Environment
  • Planning Theory and Practice 
  • Digital Technology tor Planning and Design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


51 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • unofficial transcript
  • resume / cv
  • diversity, equity + inclusion
  • statement of intent + essay
  • recommendations
  • gre scores / toefl or ielts scores / duolingo english test (optional)
  • portfolio (architecture, landscape architecture + urban design certificate applicants only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32478 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32478 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    32478 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32478 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    20166 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20166 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Charlottesville

990 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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