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About

The Master of Science in Urban Planning at Columbia University is a two-year accredited professional degree. Our program takes a comparative, global perspective to urban planning, centering social justice and critical practice. 

Overview

The Urban Planning program from Columbia University connects the study of the urban built environment with grounded analysis of socioeconomic and political conditions to inform planning practice and praxis toward social, racial, and climate justice. 

Key Features 

  • We prepare students to confront and break down structures and practices of oppression rooted in class inequality, racism, and sexism. 
  • By studying the impact of global processes (such as immigration, climate change, and public health) on cities, neighborhoods, and communities—across the Global North and Global South—the program aims to foster new, creative planning and policy approaches that will improve processes and outcomes in cities around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cities in Crisis: Planning in Comparative Perspectives
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Planning For Urban Energy Systems
  • Economics for Planners
  • Urban Design For Planners
  • Public Financing of Urban Development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must submit all materials directly, not through an agent or third-party vendor, with the following exceptions: submissions by the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Program and its three partner agencies IIE, LASPAU and AMIDEAST; submissions by the Danish-American Fulbright Commission (DAF); and submissions by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD). 
  • In addition, the applicant will be required to attest to the accuracy and authenticity of all information and documents submitted to Columbia. If you have any questions about this requirement, please contact the Office of Admissions at arch_admissions@columbia.edu. 
  • Failure to submit complete, accurate, and authentic application documents consistent with these instructions may result in denial or revocation of admission, cancellation of academic credit, suspension, expulsion, or eventual revocation of degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    62580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62580 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    62580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 62580 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Manhattan

2638 - 5751 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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