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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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Committed to…

Engaged Social Science

DCRP's table at the ACSP conference (pictured with PhD student Xijing Li)

This October, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) hosted their annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. The ACSP annual … Read more


The Carolina Tracker website features timely stories, datasets and visualizations based on 30 different economic, social and transportation indicators for … Read more


In new study, “Electric bicycles and cargo bikes—Tools for parents to keep on biking in auto-centric communities? Findings from a … Read more

Diversity & Inclusion


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


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

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

Training next generation planners

Pierce Holloway

Fellows hold skill-building placements with local cultural institutions, on or off campus, which serve or collaborate with publics beyond UNC.


This fall Dr. Allie Thomas launched DCRP’s newest transportation planning course, International Transportation. The class introduces students to transportation planning work … Read more

Anna Jane Jones

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

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