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    The Department of City & Regional Planning (DCRP) is seeking students who care about the interaction between the physical and social environment and who want to shape the future of cities and regions by creating beautiful, vibrant, sustainable, diverse, inclusive, and equitable communities.

    By becoming a student in DCRP, you will become part of our 70-year old tradition of training the leading practitioners and academics in the country.  We have one of the oldest and most well respected planning programs around the world and have a wide network of alumni across the globe.  We consistently rank among the top 8 planning schools in the country by Planetizen.

    Our faculty members are world-class scholars, working domestically and internationally, on cutting-edge research that is redefining the field of planning. Students will receive a wonderful education that combines excellent classroom teaching, hands-on experience with real world problems, and engagement in innovative research.

    As part of the College of Arts and Sciences at one of the top public universities in the country, DCRP is well positioned to offer students a wealth of opportunities including interdisciplinary courses across the university, resource-rich libraries, state-of-the art computing and statistical consulting services, and renown research centers and institutes, such as the Institute for the Environment, the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, the Center for Community Capital, and the Coastal Resilience Center.

    We are proud of our commitment to making high quality education affordable so that our degree is accessible to students from diverse backgrounds.  UNC-Chapel Hill is consistently ranked #1 by as the best value among public colleges.  We are a PAB-accredited program that upholds the highest standards in planning education.  To find out more about our Master’s in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) program and PhD program, explore these pages, visit us during Fall Visitation (TBD), make an appointment to come visit, or contact us at

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