Urban and Regional Studies and Planning

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at VCU is accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board and provides professional grounding in the theory and methodology of planning through a curriculum that balances classroom and field experience. Students learn practical planning skills through hands-on, field-based instruction and a required internship in a public or private planning-related organization. Because Richmond is the state capital, there are ample opportunities for paid internships in state and local government, as well as with private, planning consulting firms and development organizations.

For complete details on the program, faculty and admissions, please visit the Master of Urban and Regional Planning website.

The Master of Urban Studies and Planning and Juris Doctor is a four-year dual degree program offered with the cooperation of the University of Richmond.


For more information on the curriculum for the Urban and Regional Planning program or degree requirements, please visit the VCU Bulletins website.

To view a brief list of the core skills and content taught in courses associated with this program view the 2015 curriculum map Get Adobe Reader.

Course descriptions

See VCU Courses.

Contact us

For questions about admissions, courses or the transfer of credits, please begin by contacting the Wilder School Graduate Advising Office at (804) 828-6837 or wsgradvise@vcu.edu.The office serves as the first point-of contact for all post-baccalaureate program related questions.