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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a leader among planning schools with world-class faculty and high-impact research. Located in the booming Research Triangle, Carolina Planning is a center of collaboration and innovation in the economic, housing, community development, transportation, land use and environmental planning that shapes our cities and regions of the world.

MASTER’S PROGRAM

A two-year professional program that teaches the theory, skills, and decision-making techniques needed for positions of leadership in the planning profession.

PHD PROGRAM

An advanced academic degree that prepares students for a career in teaching and applied research at universities, governments, and other organizations.

UNDERGRADUATE MINOR

A minor in Urban Studies and Planning that allows undergraduates to explore urban and regional issues through a planning framework.

5th among Graduate Planning Programs

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Engaged Social Science

DCRP faculty member Meenu Tewari

A resilient recovery cannot be about a return to status quo. We have an opportunity to build a more just … Read more


A new study led by Dr. Matthew Palm and colleagues at the University of Toronto is taking a closer look … Read more


Freshwater resources contribute to agriculture, electricity production, and industrial economic growth around the world. In a new study, DCRP’s Dale Whittington and co-authors … Read more

Diversity & Inclusion

DCRP faculty member Danielle Spurlock

The FES program brings together selected faculty from across campus to engage in a two-year experiential, competency-based curriculum designed to … Read more


Are you thinking about applying to our MCRP program? Let our friends and alumni help! If you are from a … Read more


Dear Carolina Community: Knowledge creation calls for space and security to look beyond established ideas toward newer thought, innovations and … Read more

Training next generation planners

Anna Jane Jones

On-the-job training for postgraduate students in coastal resource management and policy.


DCRP is excited to introduce the Cartography and Research Tools Initiative (CaRTI), a student-led effort aimed at to bring peers … Read more

Fern Hickey is a master’s student specializing in Land Use and Environmental Planning

There is immense value in having the PIRS integrated into planning training.

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