MS Urban Planning Community

MS Urban Planning students on field trip to Portland

Become part of a tight-knit cohort as you learn in small classes and interact closely with faculty.

Students come from diverse backgrounds, with degrees in architecture, business management, environmental sciences, geography, landscape architecture, political science, public health, regional development, fine arts and other disciplines.

The Graduate Planning Society (GPS) is a student-run organization providing students in the MS Urban Planning program with the support and professional tools necessary to develop leadership skills. GPS also serves as a link to the local chapter of the American Planning Association (APA).

Meet MS Urban Planning Students

Students in the MS Urban Planning program come to CAPLA from across the country and around the world. Their passions, like their professional experience, are diverse. Meet a few of our students:

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After my undergraduate experience in a large program in Washington, D.C., I knew I wanted more individual attention in graduate school. I've found that here.

Lena Porell '20 MS Urban Planning

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