PhD in Urban and Regional Planning

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The University at Buffalo invites applications from outstanding candidates interested in pursuing a career in research and teaching through its PhD program in urban and regional planning.

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Now accepting applications for Fall 2024 admissions cycle. Deadline is January 15, 2024

The program, designed to nurture distinguished scholars and researchers, offers research and learning opportunities encompassing the field of urban and regional planning. Examples of some research areas where the program offers special capability, international distinction, and emphasis include:

  • Declining cities and distressed urban communities
  • Health, food systems, human abilities, and environment
  • Built environments and environmental change
  • Disasters and extreme events
  • Advanced technology, information systems, and methods in planning

Students have opportunities to study under the supervision of faculty from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and under the supervision of interdisciplinary co-chairs from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the Department of Architecture. 

Interested in a PhD in Urban Planning?

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