24 months
1329 USD/credit 29902 USD/year
1329 USD/credit 29902 USD/year
966 USD/credit 21735 USD/year
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The M.S. in City and Regional Planning at Temple University is the terminal degree for the planning profession. 


The primary purpose of the City and Regional Planning program at Temple University is to develop skilled practitioners for dynamic career opportunities in the government, non-profit, and private sectors. The program’s areas of strength are in sustainability, environmental planning, and community engagement. The program provides a broad-based understanding and awareness of the physical and economic aspects of planning, sensitivity to the social and environmental impact of planning decisions, and a knowledge of governmental structures as they apply to planning.

Future Career

A graduate degree in city planning is recognized by the profession as the terminal degree. The majority of students graduating from the program find employment in the greater Philadelphia region, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and beyond.  The majority of the program’s graduates have found employment in planning or a related field within one year of graduation. Private, public, and non-profit employment opportunities in planning are strong for graduate degree holders based on current need and projected growth over the next decade.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning Politics and Administration
  • Planning Communications
  • Planning Analysis
  • Spatial Analysis Techniques/Geographic Information Systems
  • Planning History and Theory
  • Planning Law
  • Environmental Planning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Statement of Goals: Approximately 500 to 1,000 words include your reason for pursuing a degree in City and Regional Planning; your interest in Temple's program in particular; and your future career goals.
  • Letters of Reference: 3
  • Resume: Current resume required.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    29902 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1329 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    21735 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 966 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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