This fall Catholic University will begin to offer a Master in City and Regional Planning through their School of Architecture and Planning. The 48-credit hour program requires a planning studio and a master’s thesis. It features an optional design focus through a 12-credit summer session. The program is not eligible for accreditation through the American Collegiate Schools of Planning until it graduates 25 students.
The Catholic U. program brings the total of urban planning graduate programs in the Washington metropolitan region to three, the others being at the University of Maryland – College Park (where I just graduated), and at Virginia Tech’s Alexandria Center.