The mission of the School of Urban and Regional Planning is to train students for careers in urban planning in government positions, private sector development and consulting firms, and in the growing non-profit sector.
Joint degrees are offered with law, health management and policy, social work, civil and environmental engineering, and occupational and environmental health.
The program’s research mission is to develop and test ideas that will result in better and more sustainable communities and better planning processes. Program faculty are recognized for both their scholarship and teaching, while being engaged in the community.
There are typically 40-50 students in this two-year program that leads to an accredited degree in urban and regional planning. The program offers significant job placement assistance, including job and internship postings, resume and cover letter assistance, and a course in negotiating job offers. The program is led by nine graduate faculty members and about 10 adjunct faculty members.
See how Iowa’s School of Urban and Regional Planning Program assists towns in Iowa.