24 months
54964 USD/year
54964 USD/year
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The City and Regional Planning program of University of Pennsylvania requires completion of 19 course units, including course requirements from the core curriculum and one of six concentration areas. In addition, all students must complete a non-credit planning internship between the first and second years of study.


Key facts:

  • The City and Regional Planning program of University of Pennsylvania has a core curriculum that encompasses the basic skills and knowledge required of all planners regardless of their specialization, and is a hallmark of our cutting-edge and practical approach to educating city planners. 
  • Students who complete the core will understand the legal and historical basis of city planning; they will know how to use a wide variety of population and economic data to understand local communities; and they will understand the form and arrangement of cities and metropolitan areas around the world. Most important, they will understand which planning approaches work best in which contexts and circumstances.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning History

  • Quantitative Planning Analysis Methods

  • Urban and Planning Theory

  • Workshop

  • Planning Studio

  • Urban and Infrastructure Finance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
158 (verbal)
144 (quantitative)
4.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Recommendation letters
  • Personal Statement
  • Evaluations / Transcripts
  • Writing sample
  • Research Statement
  • Resume
  • GRE scores
  • English language proficiency test scores

Tuition Fee

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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.


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