24 months
920 USD/credit 22080 USD/year
920 USD/credit 22080 USD/year
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The MPS in Sustainable Urban Planning at George Washington University offers young professionals from other industries a unique opportunity to gain the technical grounding necessary to jump-start careers in urban planning and the fledgling sustainability arena.


Key facts

The graduate programs in Sustainable Urban Planning at George Washington University will give you the necessary skills and education to help you lead communities towards healthier and sustainable futures.

Designed to develop career urban planners skilled in sustainable urban planning and policy and knowledgeable about green technologies, these unique programs integrate sustainable thinking and insights into every aspect of your planning education. It is designed for professionals in:

  • urban planning and policy at the city, county, and state levels
  • environmental policy and advocacy
  • parks and planning
  • land use and public/private partnerships
  • commercial development and contracting
  • "green" industries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Principles of Sustainable Urban Planning
  • Urban and Environmental Economics
  • Research Methods I: Geospatial and Econometric Analysis
  • Legal Frameworks
  • Transportation Planning in City Systems
  • Land Use and Agricultural Economics
  • Sustainable Communities I: Housing and Design
  • Research Methods II: Advanced Geospatial and Econometric Analysis
  • Studio in Sustainable Urban Planning
  • Capstone in Sustainable Urban Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) recommendations required. Preferably, one recommendation should be submitted by a current supervisor
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission
  • Statement of purpose
  • A resumé

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    22080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 920 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    22080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 920 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 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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